Co-op Bank adjusts its program to address curfew due to Covid-19



Co-op Bank Managing Director Gideon Muriuki. FILE PHOTO/COURTESY

By Reporter

The Cooperative Bank of Kenya has put in place mitigation measures to shield its customers and staff from the Coronavirus Pandemic as well as meeting the dusk-to-dawn curfew.

The Bank has adjusted its working hours from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm Monday to Friday while on Saturday the will be opening its doors at 9.00 am to 12.00 pm. Sunday and Public Holidays, the bank remains closed.

According to a notice to all its customers, the bank says “Because of the Covid-19 challenge we will like to notify you of the new business hours; Monday – Friday 9.00 am to 3.00 pm, Saturdays 9.00 am to 12.00 pm, Sunday and Public Holiday’s – closed”.

The bank further advises its customers to embrace cashless transactions which include mobile money transfers, online, debit and credit card transactions in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus that has so far infected 110 in Kenya and claimed three lives as per the Thursday April 2, 2020 update.

The bank has also published on its Website the general information about Covid-19 as authorized by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe ;

  1. Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID19) is a new respiratory illness that can easily be spread from person to person.
    2. COVID-19 is spread through contact with droplets produced by a person who is sneezing or coughing or contaminated surfaces or objects.
    3. COVID-19 can cause severe symptoms like fever, cough, headache, body aches and difficulty in breathing.
    4. COVID-19 is preventable through;
    –Washing your hands with soap and running water or using an alcohol based hand sanitizer,
    – Keeping a social distance of at least 2 metres or 2-3 steps from people with flu-like symptoms.
    – Avoiding shaking hands, hugging or kissing with people with flu-like symptoms.
    – Staying at home and avoiding travel when you have flu-like symptoms.
    5. Early detection and treatment can contribute greatly to survival of the patient.
    6. COVID 2019 cannot be transmitted through air.


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