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BOJ temporarily closed due to possible COVID-19 exposure

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 2:44 PM
The Bank of Jamaica along Nethersole Place in downtown Kingston - File photo

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has temporarily closed its main building in downtown Kingston due to a possible exposure to COVID-19.

The BOJ explains that the premises may have been compromised by someone who may have been exposed to the virus.

It notes that no BOJ staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 at this time.

However, out of an abundance of caution, it is undertaking deep cleaning and sanitisation of the building.

Consequently, the public is being advised that the BOJ  will not be offering teller and coin exchange services until further advised.

The central bank is also advising that the critical systems which support transactions in the financial markets will continue to operate.

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