The troubled commercial DFCU Bank of Uganda, is nursing five (5) COVID-19 infections from its staff at Lugogo Branch leaving both the management and customers at high risk of contracting the virus.
According to the statement released by the Bank management, the affected staff have been accorded the requisite medical and psychosocial support and the exposed colleagues in the branch are undergoing tests and will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
Since the virus has already flooded most of the branch offices hence a threat to the remaining staff and the general public neighboring the area, the management says tracking of all possible contacts is also underway in coordination with the Ministry of Health to facilitate the process of having the requisite tests carried out.
Due to the expectations of being with more COVID-19 cases at the branch because of the weakness in adhering to both Ministry of Health and presidential guidelines, the branch has been temporarily closed in a bid to curb more infections.
“We will re-open the branch after undergoing thorough decontamination and cleaning in line with the Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures. For this period customers are encouraged to utilise our digital channels (Quick Banking, DFCU Agents, ATMs) for their routine banking activities” Bank statement partially read.
Statement adds,”We also appeal to all our customers and the public to adhere to the SOPs by the Ministry of Health to curb the spread of the pandemic and protect our families.”