Union Bank of Nigeria has shut down daily operations in Nigeria over the coronavirus pandemic that has infected 26 in Africa’s most populous nation.

In a statement on Sunday, the directed its workers to comply with the directive starting from Monday 23rd March, 2020.

The bank also gave safety procedures which its staff members should abide by while they are working at home.

The statement reads:

“Starting from Monday, March 23rd, Union Bank is activating remote work for all its employees except critical functions in our operations and service teams.

“Stay safe during this period. #Covid19

This comes after the Nigerian Center for Disease control confirmed three new cases of the disease in Lagos and one in Ogun state – bringing Nigeria’s tally to 26.

There are 19 patients in Lagos; one in Ekiti; two in Ogun, three in the federal capital territory (FCT) and one in Oyo.

READ: Nigeria confirms 26 cases of Corona Virus – NCDC 

Meanwhile, the death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 6,000 in Europe, with Italy, Spain, and Germany reporting a steep rise in infections. Worldwide deaths surged past 13,000 on Saturday, according to data collected by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States.

More than 300,000 people have been infected, while some 91,500 have recovered.


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