Bank Speaks on staff’s contact with Coronavirus patient
Financial services institution BancABC has confirmed in a statement that, Zimbabwe’s second Covid-19 case was in contact with staff members at one of their branches in Mt Pleasant. The patient who was earlier on, only identified by the Health Ministry as a well-travelled 30-year-old male had a meeting at the Mt Pleasant branch on 17 March before testing positive for Coronavirus on the 21 March. More alarmingly, the patient has been identified as Zororo Makamba, the son of James Makamba, who succumbed to Coronavirus this morning at the Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital.
Read the statement below, which iHarare publishes in its entirety.
BancABC Update on COVID-19 (23 March 2020)
BancABC Zimbabwe would like to advise all our stakeholders that Patient No 2 (as confirmed by the Ministry of Health) visited our Mount Pleasant Campus on Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 11:30am and had a meeting with four (4) of our staff members for a duration of approximately 15 minutes. The Bank was subsequently advised that the patient had tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday morning and immediately activated recommended protocols in consultation with the City Health Department.
Out of the abundance of caution, all employees who interacted with the patient and their contact persons were immediately identified for further management. Whilst none of the affected employees have shown any symptoms, preventative measures which include a 14 Day Self-Quarantine, as per health officials guidelines, have been activated.
Further, as part of the Atlas Mara Group-Wide COVID-19 prevention measures across all countries, the Bank has already commenced a sanitization exercise of our Head Office and all our branches on an ongoing basis. Additionally, in adherence to recommended social distancing practices, virtual workplace and remote working facilities have been initiated for the majority of our staff.
Corona Virus is a global pandemic which can potentially affect anyone anywhere. We take the health of our staff & customers very seriously. The Bank remains committed to creating a safe environment for all our stakeholders and has put together necessary interventions and resilient protocols to enable business continuity through this crisis. None of these preventive measures affect our ability to deliver service to our customers on an ongoing basis.
We would like to encourage all our stakeholders to take this epidemic seriously, to follow the guidelines of Health Officials by practicing good hygiene, engaging in social distancing to limit the risk of infections and to protect each other as responsible private and corporate citizens. We thank you for your custom and solidarity.
Dr Lance Shingai Mambondiani
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