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Bank of Valletta Tal-Ibraġ branch will be reopened on Monday after it was closed off as a precautionary measure. A staff member felt unwell leading to the temporary closure of the branch pending coronavirus tests.
The employee subsequently tested negative for coronavirus.
On Saturday there were nine new confirmed coronavirus cases bringing the total up to 73. An elderly man has been transferred to the Intensive Therapy Unit after his condition was no longer stable. Among the cases announced on the previous day was an employee from Balzan Pharmacy who tested positive. Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci urged those who visited the said pharmacy on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March to go into self-isolation.
The employee was swabbed for the virus and tested negative. In a statement on Saturday, the bank explained that it has been ascertained that it was safe to reopen the branch as from Monday.
It added that the bank will take all the necessary measures in the best interest and safety of the customers and staff.
BOV urged its clients to use its internet and mobile banking to effect payments. In view of the global outbreak, clients should only use banks in case of urgent banking requirements.
BOV reminded its clients to take note of social distancing when visiting its branches.
As from Monday, BOV will introduce a minimum cash withdrawal amount of €500 from its branch outlets to help contain the spread of coronavirus.
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