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Banks can minimize manpower in operations due to pandemic surge

Banks can minimize manpower in operations due to pandemic surge

The Bangladesh Bank has issued a circular allowing the banks to continue their operations minimizing manpower through making internal adjustment due to the rise in infection rate of Covid-19.

The central bank in a circular issued on Wednesday (Mar 31) also directed the banks to follow the health guidelines strictly during their operations and thus ensuring clients’ services.

The circular has been issued following the recent 18-point directive by the government to rein in the infection rate of the deadly virus.

The central bank circular also directed the banks to hold meetings, seminars, workshops and training through digital platforms, strictly following the health guidelines by the bank staffs and clients during their entry and stay at banks.

The circular also suggested to ensure 14-day quarantine of the returnee officials of banks from abroad, and thus ensuring quarantine of the Covid-19 infected officials.