COVID-19: UMB Osu branch temporarily shuts until further notice
The Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) has announced it will temporarily shut down its Osu Oxford street branch until further notiuce.
According to the bank, the decision forms part of safety measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
In a message sent customers, the bank apologised for the inconvenience caused and asked their customers to make use of their e-channels for or visit other branches for transactions.
The message read: ”Dear Valued Customer, as part of our COVID-19 health and safety measures, our Osu Oxford Street branch will be closed temporarily until further notice. Kindly visit the nearest branch or use any of our e-channels for your transactions. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.”
Ghana has confirmed 68 cases of the deadly coronavirus with 2 deaths.
The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the president.
Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.
As of 25 March, total of 1,030 persons are under mandatory quarantine; samples from 863 of them have been tested and 38 confirmed positive.
Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationalities namely: Norway, Lebanon, China and UK.
In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. Total of 860 contacts have been enlisted and being tracked.
One hundred and sixty-one (161) have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.