- The Ghana Association of Bankers (GAB) has issued a statement with respect to the conduct of business in banking halls in Ghana
- GAB has instructed banks to sack customers who only wear face shields on their premises
- The directive forms part of measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus
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Individuals who conduct business at the premises of banks are now required to wear face masks before they enter.
The directive, which is from the Ghana Association of Bankers (GAB), forms part of measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
YEN.com.gh understands that banks would therefore turn away anyone who shows up at their premises wearing face shields without masks.
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A statement from GAB shows that the Association is interested in the welfare of staff, customers, and service providers.
For that reason, it went on, it is determined to ensure banking halls are safe and compliant with COVID-19 related workplace guidelines.
A citibusinessnews.com report quotes the Association as adding that all banks shall insist on all customers following protocols.
Those who fail to comply would be advised to make use of digital channels such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and mobile devices.
The Association also advised visitors to banks to thoroughly wash their hands with water and soap provided at all banking facilities and observe the protocols advertised in the banking halls.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Bank of Ghana (BoG) released a statement in relation to the coronavirus that has infected people and led to the loss of lives all over the world.
The statement, released on Monday, March 16, 2020, gave the assurance that measures have been implemented to assess the effect of the coronavirus on the economy.
In that respect, the BoG advised all financial institutions in Ghana to ensure they activate their business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
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