BancABC Zimbabwe, part of atlas mara on Monday confirmed to have met the now-deceased Zororo Makamba for 15 minutes at their offices in Harare.
The late Makamba died on Monday after succumbing to the deadly pandemic coronavirus.
He was one of the two COVID19 official cases recorded so far in Zimbabwe.
In a statement, BancABC Zimbabwe managing director Lance Mambondiyani confirmed that the now deceased indeed visited their offices last week.
He added that upon receiving the news that Makamba had tested positive for COVID19, the bank activated recommended protocols through the assistance of Health experts to curb the spread of the virus.
“Banc ABC Zimbabwe would like to advise all our stakeholders that Patient No 2 (as confirmed by the Ministry of Health) visited our Mount Pleasant Campus on Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 11:30 am and had a meeting with four (4) of our staff members for a duration of approximately 15 minutes.”
“The Bank was subsequently advised that the patient had tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday morning and immediately activated recommended protocols in consultation with the City Health Department,” he said.
Mambondiyani further added that to take cautions all employees who interacted with him were immediately identified and none of them have shown any symptoms.
“Whilst none of the affected employees have shown any symptoms, preventative measures which include a 14 Day Self-Quarantine, as per health officials’ guidelines, have been activated,” he said.
“Further, as part of the Atlas Mara Group-Wide COVID-19 prevention measures across all countries, the Bank has already commenced a sanitization exercise of our Head Office and all our branches on an ongoing basis. Additionally, in adherence to recommended social distancing practices, a virtual workplace and remote working facilities have been initiated for the majority of our staff.”
COVID19 also known as coronavirus has so far claimed thousands of lives globally.
The disease which originated from China is spread via handshakes, getting in close contact with infected persons among others.