Covid-19: Alfa Bank closes offices in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The cash sale is postponed, one can exchange currency online
15:54, 17 March 2020

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Alfa Bank decided to temporarily close their offices in Ukraine because of the spread of coronavirus. This is mentioned in the message posted on the bank's website.

"Today, we had to make decisions that would affect the working mode of the bank and our clients. We count on your support and understanding of the situation, and on our behalf, we're going to do everything so that the regular bank services work without any hindrance", the message says.

It is also known that the cash sale is postponed, one can exchange currency online.

Previously, the National Bank of Ukraine reported that there has been not enough cash in the banks' cashier desks, as the demand of the population grew drastically. As the air traffic and state borders are closed, the cash is brought to Ukraine with a delay.

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“Considering the quarantine measures imposed by the world countries and Ukraine, the National Bank along with other banks solve this issue,” the financia authority reported.

Earlier, the National Bank of Ukraine stated that it plans no restrictions due to the nationwide quarantine. According to the authority, there are enough reserves to edge any currency fluctuations. Besides, the NBU believes that the jump in the exchange rate this week is mostly due to the psychological factor.

As we reported, starting at midnight on March 17, Ukraine blocked all types of traffic across the state border as part of measures to combat the Covid-2019 epidemic.

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