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Massive crowds have continued to besiege most banks in Delta State in attempt to access their accounts after the state government partially relaxed the COVID-19 lockdown.

Real-Time24 correspondent reports of the hectic and frustrating experiences of bank customers in Warri and Effurun in Warri South and Uvwie Local Government Areas of the state.

Sources adduced the large crowds at the banks to the strict compliance of the banks authorities to the WHO and the state government’s regulations on COVID-19.

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The banks allow only five customers into their bank halls while a large crowd of customers remain outside.

Another reason for the crowd besieging the banks it was gathered was because of the enforcement of the use of face mask by some overzealous security operatives on guard duties in the banks visited.

It was learnt that some of the security operatives enforcing the use of face mask do not use the face masks.

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As a result, the customers are having difficulties in making withdrawals from the Automated Teller Machines, ATM in virtually all the banks.

Our Correspondent who went round town sent in photographs of some of the banks that were crowded by customers.

One of the bank customer simply identified as Onome, commended the banks for complying with the social distance order in the banking halls.

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Onome who spoke with Our Correspondent in Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State said,” This will help us the customers not to contract the disease easily. My pain is that, we suffer untold hardships in accessing our bank accounts. Standing outside the bank and under the sun, is not easy o my friend.”


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