Fidelity Bank says it has taken proactive measures to join in the collective resolve to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, as a responsible corporate organisation.

A statement from the bank said it had mandated its employees and immediate family members who travelled out of the country to self-isolate for two weeks, and obtain medical clearance before returning to work as part of its COVID-19 preventive and precautionary measures.

It stated, “This process was activated and strictly adhered to by one of our staff members who returned from holidays in the United Kingdom.

“He was in self-isolation and underwent testing in line with the bank’s policy. The test results returned positive at the weekend and we quickly arranged for him to be moved to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, where he is currently being attended to by health officials.

“We are in constant touch with him and have been monitoring the situation closely. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.”

The bank said though the staff had not been at the bank since returning from the UK, he brought some consignments for two other staff which were delivered to them individually.

It added, “We have self-isolated the two individuals and sent them for necessary testing. In addition, the office where these two individuals work has been temporarily shut and has been disinfected.

“Due to the proactive measures taken by the bank, contact tracing within the bank was very swift and conclusive with no customer involved.”

The bank said it had also shut down its federal secretariat, Abuja business office, and advised all staff/vendors to self-isolate and go for testing in line with its policy on COVID-19 on account of possible exposure of a vendor staff.

“Apart from the directive on isolation and testing for staff and family members who have had trips abroad within this period, the bank has in place, several other precautionary measures as advised by the World Health Organisation and other health institutions,” it stated.

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