Some financial institutions have assured their customers of the necessary steps being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure their safety as well as staff on their premises.
The assurance have come in the form of text messages and alerts. The institutions have gone a step ahead by providing tips on COVID-19 virus to their customers.
The GNA has cited a message of National Investment Bank (NIB) which reads: “Valued Customer, in response to the outbreak of the Corona Virus, NIB is staking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our customers.”
In the case of the Agriculture Development Bank, (adb), the bank has provided tips on the COVID-19, such as “keep distance from someone showing symptoms, avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth with your hands.”
Consolidated Bank of Ghana said; “With the breaking news of COVID-19 in Ghana, CBG assures you that we are putting in place measures to ensure your health and safety in all our branches/ATMS.”
At the GCB Bank on the High street, the bank has placed water and soap at vantage points.
In addition to that, the bank has also placed hand sanitizers near the ATM’s. Customers were directed by security men at post to wash their hands.
The Bank’s message alert read: “Your bank has put in place measures at all our branches, offices and other contact points to safeguard your health and safety against Coronavirus, Visit our websites and social media pages for more safety tips.”
Ghana has recorded six COVID-19 cases as at March 15. Government in a directive has encouraged institutions and individuals to take precautionary measures to curb the spread of the pandemic.