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Coronavirus: Armagh bank to undergo deep clean after worker suspected of positive test

Danske Bank in Armagh will shut and undergo a deep clean after a worker is suspected of contracting the coronavirus.

In a statement released on Tuesday evening, the bank said it hopes to re-open before the end of the week.

A spokesperson for Danske Bank UK said: “We can confirm that a colleague in our Armagh branch has a suspected case of coronavirus and is awaiting test results.

“As a precaution, we have closed the branch with immediate effect to undertake a deep clean and all other colleagues from this branch have been asked to self-isolate at home until further notice.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope to re-open before the end of the week with a new rota of staff.

“In the meantime, Armagh branch customers can use any of our other branches, the Post Office, our digital channels or call our contact centre for assistance.”

So far there have been cases in Portadown, Tandragee, Newtownhamilton and Armagh.

Earlier today, The Irish Department of Health confirmed 10 new cases of Covid-19 bringing the total in the Republic of Ireland to 34.

With 16 cases also in Northern Ireland, there are now 50 cases across the island of Ireland.

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