Banking on online transactions for now

ALLIANCE Bank Malaysia Bhd has probably become the second bank this week to disclose incident of bank employees being tested positive for COVID-19.

In a media statement, the bank informed that two employees based at its branch and direct marketing office in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur have tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Dec 28 and 30.

CIMB’s message that was circulating on social media

“The branch employee had also visited the bank’s Star Boulevard branch on Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,” Alliance Bank Malaysia pointed out.

On Dec 29, there was a viral social media message circulating about service interruption at the CIMB Subang Jaya branch, presumably due to bank staff being tested positive for COVID-19.

The message made available on WhatsApp advised the bank’s clients to use online banking services as an alternative.

In the case of Alliance Bank, the affected branch employee has been physically absent from office since Dec 25, while the other employee was last at the office premises on Dec 28.

In line with its safety and health guidelines on COVID-19, the bank has notified other employees who may have had close contact with the affected employees.

“The bank has also arranged for its employees to get tested for COVID-19, and has advised them to remain in home quarantine,” added Alliance Bank Malaysia. – Dec 30, 2020



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