Panic grips JK Bank headquarters in Srinagar as 27 employees test positive for Coronavirus

Srinagar: Panic has gripped Jammu and Kashmir Bank’s corporate headquarters in Srinagar after 27 staff members tested positive for coronavirus.

The J&K Bank management has also decided that all offices at corporate headquarters will remain closed on Friday except the offices of the vice presidents.

One of the staff members told Free Press Kashmir that a few employees were tested earlier, but they were still asked to report to the office and were working. “Today, their tests have returned positive, and they have interacted with almost the entire building, it is terrible. Everyone is panicking.”

J&K Bank management has closed ground floor-general department CHQ, ground floor-enquiry department CHQ, first floor-vigilance department, first floor-S&C Department, first floor-IS Audit, second floor-Estate and Engineering, 3rd floor-all departments, annexe building-payment and settlement, annexe building-risk management, air India building help desk section.

The J&K management however said I/C service operations, I/C Payment and settlement, I/C Govt business, I/C Treasury Operations, should ensure that staff in their departments should work from home for continuity of business operations.


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