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Brief Information on Coronavirus based on World Health Organization
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus


The precautionary measures that the National Bank of Yemen adheres to to confront the covid-19 pandemic


An emergency committee was formed in the National Bank of Yemen, where it began to hold its meeting to approve a package of preventive measures to confront the emerging corona virus, COVID-19.

  • Conducting preventive measures and precautions to confront the emerging corona virus.
  • Establishing an emergency plan in the bank to confront the emerging corona virus, in a manner that ensures the continuity of the bank's work
  • Spreading awareness among bank employees of the dangers of the virus, ways of transmission and methods of prevention from it, and providing them with up-to-date guidelines issued by the official authorities
  • Apply all instructions, measures and preventive precautions received from the competent authorities, the Yemeni Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, the Central Bank of Yemen, and the instructions of those responsible for the continuation of business in the bank
  • Providing disinfectants, sterilizers, and necessary equipment, and distributing masks and gloves to workers
  • Making instructions and stickers specifying the parking places for customers and making a distance - spacing - between the customer and the other customer in the halls, as well as the employees for a distance of at least a meter, with the obligation of employees and customers to do so.
  • Guidance and warning stickers have been placed on the doors.
  • The branches continuously sterilize cash and not spend it after a suitable period has passed
  • The branches take into account the use of cash according to the first in first out rule.
  • The branches provide the necessary equipment and disinfectants to customers with the allocation of a guard next to the ATM machines to sterilize the hands of ATM users before and after using the ATMs.
  • Assigning a unified number and e-mail to receive any disclosure or reporting of any suspected cases in the branches and administration.
  • Forming a number of work teams such as the Emergency Operations Team, Business Continuity Team, Security and Safety Team, Technical Team, Liquidity Team and Fund Transfer.
  • The committee is managing the crisis according to the possible scenarios for the development of the epidemic.
  • Restricting the working hours of all workers, with the exception of elderly workers, people with chronic diseases, pregnant and lactating women employees, and workers who have performed critical surgeries, they are granted paid leave.
  • Deactivating the preparation work with a fingerprint and replacing it with timekeepers
  • Using all means of sterilization, hygiene and prevention, and intensifying the work of cleaning and spraying before, after and during work hours of the building from the inside and outside.
  • Requiring employees and customers to wear masks while entering the branch.
  • In the event that an employee appears, or even suspects, that an employee has been injured, he is directly obligated to conduct the tests and obliged to stay at home and not to mix with the rest of the employees until the results of the examination appear.


Pictures of some precautionary measures inside the National Bank of Yemen



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