banks ask to avoid going to branches and advise operating online

banks ask to avoid going to branches and advise operating online

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Given the serious situation experienced by the pandemic of Coronavirus COVID-19, the banks asked the population avoid attending branches.

“The entities grouped in the Association of Argentine Banks (ADEBA), the Association of Banks of Argentina (ABA), the Association of Public and Private Banks of Argentina (Abappra) and the Association of Specialized Banking (ABE) announce measures specific in order to contribute to the health care of users and employees of the financial system against the advance of the coronavirus (COVID-19), “the statement began.

The text recommend “the use of electronic channels to carry out banking operations such as home-banking and mobile applications to make payments, transfers, balance inquiries, and information on all types of operations. ”

“Banks especially advise older adults to use these means by avoiding attendance at branches. All businesses have an obligation to accept debit card payments,” he continued.

Finally, they assured that the entities of the financial system “increased hygiene measures in branches and ATMs.”

“It is suggested to the citizens that they respect the measures of prevention of contagion and that people who present symptoms compatible with the virus do not attend branches. It is the objective of the entities to guarantee the health of users and employees,” the statement concluded.

President Alberto Fernandez This Wednesday ordered a mandatory quarantine of 14 days for those who arrive in the country from the most affected countries (China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, the United States and all of Europe) due to the coronavirus epidemic.

“If you do not comply, you will be committing a crime, which is the crime that puts public health at risk,” said the president. For this, fines of between 5,000 and 100,000 pesos are foreseen when the propagation was committed by recklessness, negligence, inexperience in his art or profession or by non-observance of the duties in his charge. In the event that it results in illness or death, prison will be applied from 6 months to 5 years.

In addition, among other measures, it was also decided this Wednesday to suspend all sports activities planned for the month of March that include participants from countries with active circulation of the virus.


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