By Nyein Nyein
Following the coronavirus cases mounting in Yangon Region, AYA Bank has stopped its services in 43 branches in the region from 21 September, stated the bank in its press release. They are Thuwunna, Yankin, Pansodan, Hninsi Gon, University Avenue Road, Mapo Road, Padauk Chaung, Yadana Road, Yuzana Plaza, Hotel Novotel, Laydaukkan, Bosunpat, Myanmar Plaza, North Dagon-2, Shwebonthar-2, Kyuntaw, Thilawa, Myanma Gonyee, Lanmadaw Plaza, Kyimyintdine-3, Bo Aung Kyaw-2, Mayangon, Mawtin, Hline Parami, Kamayut Baho Road, Natmauk Road, Dawbon-2, Junction City, Tamway, Thudamma Road, Kyaikwine, Htanchaukpin, Thameinbayan, Hlinethaya-3, MICT, Baho Road, Panhlaing Road, Thumingala, Pazundaung, Kyauktada (mini), Inya (mini), Shinsawpu (mini) and Shwe Mingala Market (mini) branches.
Among a total of 121 branches of AYA bank in the region, 78 branches will keep opening regularly.
This move is aimed to reduce the operation service amid the COVID-19 crisis as AYA prioritizes the health of customers and the staff during the banking service. As per the Business Continuity Plan set by the AYA, only some branches will be opened across the country. Last 8 September, one of their employees in Sittway was found positive for the COVID-19, and other two other staff in close contact with that person have been tested positive either. Additionally, one employee each in AYA University Avenue New Road branch (Yangon 13), AYA headquarters at River View Tower, AYA Thameinbayan Road (Yangon-93) branch in Tamway Township and AYA Laydaukkan branch have been infected with the coronavirus.
At present, the AYA Bank, AYA SOMPO Insurance and Max Myanmar group have made an initial donation of K1 billion to provide essential items, medical supply, medical facilities and infrastructure of Ayeyawady quarantine camps, Ayeyarwady Foundation stated. (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)