13 March 2020
 
Contractor Cleared of COVID-19
 
Further to the notification we provided yesterday, Absa wishes to convey to the public that we have been informed that the results for individual who was tested for COVID-19 have come back negative. This outcome has been reported to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in line with stipulated guidelines.
 
All Absa colleagues who had been in contact with the individual, and who were also requested to self-isolate as a precautionary measure, will also be cleared to return to work.
 
Absa has in place protocols to educate and protect its employees in the wake of the global COVID19 pandemic, and will continue to work closely with health officials and experts to monitor the situation and prepare to respond in accordance with best practice.