Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Stanbic Bank, GPH resumes operations after Covid-19 scare

Following the temporary closure of the Stanbic Bank Botswana Head Office and Fairgrounds Branch by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Bank has confirmed that it has resumed operations from the building (including the branch) effective from 17 and 18 June 2020 respectively. 

Stanbic Bank Botswana Chief Executive – Samuel Minta said, “We wish to confirm that following concerns over a COVID-19 case, we received written approval from the Director of Health Services at the Ministry on 14 June 2020 to re-open both the Head Office and Fairgrounds Branch. This approval was based on the bank having met all conditions including disinfection and testing of all staff at both premises. As a precautionary measure, the bank extended the disinfection to all of our Gaborone branches, offices and ATMs. Furthermore, we are happy to report that all the COVID-19 test results for our staff were negative.”

The bank said the health and safety of its employees and clients remain a top priority and it will do whatever it takes to keep them out of harm’s way.

“We will continue to offer our full support to the government and communities in which we operate. We look forward to deepening our sustainability interventions, especially on Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship,” concluded Minta.

Meanwhile Gaborone Private Hospital has also said is now fully open following closure on 12 June 2020. 

In a press statement, the hospital management says the facility has been satisfied safe for normal operations and admissions. 

“All active staff and doctors have been tested for Covid 19 with negative results”, reads part of the GPH statement.

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