By Our Reporter
The rate at which Coronavirus (COVID-19) is invading companies in Uganda has reached alarming levels.
As you read this, staff at Stanbic Bank Uganda are living in untold panic, after one of their own tested positive for COVID-19.
This was revealed in a statement issued by management of Stanbic bank on Tuesday, which reads thus;
“CONFIRMATION OF COVID -19 CASE IN STANBIC BANK UGANDA
Stanbic Bank Uganda would like to inform the public that an employee at our William Street Branch has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently undergoing treatment.
All exposed colleagues in the branch are undergoing tests and have been self-quarantined for 14 days.
While contact tracing and testing is underway, Stanbic William Street Branch has been temporarily Closed to avoid any possible further spread of infection and will be reopened once we have performed enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols in accordance with standard operating procedures.
Where customers may be inconvenienced, we encourage you to utilise our digital platforms including internet banking, USSD *290# and our banking app where possible.
To access banking services within the area, customers can visit our Stanbic Branches at:
Nakivubo Branch – Plot 31 William Street, Kampala
Aponye Branch – Plot 8 Burton Street, Kampala
We are working closing with the Ministry of Health and have since implemented the necessary incident management protocols and provided the health care support to the affected member of staff under medical care.
We appeal to all our customers and the general public to continue practicing the right precautionary measures and observe the SOP’s by the ministry of health to curb the spread of infections, protect our families and save lives.
Stanbic Uganda remains committed in the fight against COVID-19 and together we shall overcome the pandemic.”