JK Bank Hqrs Closed After 26 Employees Test Positive

JK Bank Headquarters in Srinagar (File Photo: Abid Bhat / KO)

Srinagar: Corporate Headquarters of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank will remain partially shut for a day on Thursday in the wake of panic that gripped the entire headquarters after 26 employees were tested positive for the Covid-19 on July 08.

Officials said that the reports of 26 employees who work in banks headquarters at TRC Srinagar, came positive on Wednesday (July 08), after which panic gripped the entire staff. “As a precautionary measure and to sanitise the offices, and floors of the headquarters, the headquarters will remain closed for a day tomorrow (July 10),” bank officers said.

However the offices vice-presidents and management will remain open. On Thursday, the J&K Bank management closed ground floor-general department, ground floor-enquiry department, 1st floor-vigilance department, Ist floor-S&C Department, Ist floor-IS Audit, 2nd floor-Estate and Engineering, 3rd floor-all departments,  and ATM help desk section.

Sources in the bank said that all the 26 employees, who tested positive have been quarantined and their contacts are being traced. “Officers of each branch and department have appealed the employees who have come in contact with those who have tested positive to come forward and voluntarily go for Covid sampling so that lives of others are protected,” they said.


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