As you already know, we are facing a COVID-19 pandemic caused by the Coronavirus. So far, in Nigeria, there are 12 confirmed cases. In an effort to curb the spread, the federal government has ordered that all schools should be closed. The Lagos state government has also restricted gatherings to no more than 50 people in a bid to encourage social distancing.
In light of all of this, we have taken some steps as a company to manage the coronavirus situation and ensure the safety of our staff and our customers.
Focus on the positives
First of all, we’d like to encourage you that it’s not all doom and gloom. As of today, out of about 250,000 confirmed cases, 89,000 have recovered, which indicates that the survival rate is fairly high. Also, the index case in Nigeria (the Italian man) has recovered and will be discharged shortly. This is not to say that you shouldn’t take precaution. This is only to show you that there is hope for recovery, and COVID-19 is not a death sentence.
What are we doing as a company?
1. Working Remotely
At UBS Digital, remote work has always been a key part of our culture. However, in the face of this current situation, we’ve ramped it up to 100%. All our offices are closed for the foreseeable future and all our staff will be working from home.
In support of our effort to limit personal contact, we are also encouraging telemeetings with our customers. There is a range of options open to you should you need to speak to one of us. Some of them include:
If you have a preference that is not listed above, please feel free to let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
What can you do?
We are positive that humanity will overcome this. In the meantime, let’s all do our best to stop the spread of the virus.
- Wash your hands regularly – for about 20s. If you can’t find soap and water, you may use hand sanitisers.
- Avoid touching your face
- Maintain social distancing
- Avoid large gatherings where social distancing cannot be achieved
- If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, contact the NCDC immediately. Toll Free: 080097000010. SMS: 08099555577. Mobile: 07036708970