The Environmental Health Officers Association (EHOAN) made a shocking statement that says ATM’s are one of the ways by which Coronavirus is spreading in Nigeria.
The president of the Environmental Health Officers Association, Taiwo Awonuga told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, 15th of May 2020.
The President of the health officer Association proffered a solution which is for the banks to open up more ATM outlets in their branches to reduce the crowd at an ATM point because Nigerians do not practice social distancing when they are at the bank to use the Automated Teller Machine.
“The rat-race going on in many ATMs outlets is not good for the fight against communal transmission of the pandemic. People line up in the sun amidst sweat and droppings from their bodies.
“It calls for a change in attitude from banks and customers too, if we must halt community spread of the coronavirus, especially in the suburb where ATMs are few but attract crowds.
“The confusion at ATM points are a common sight in the country because people need money to cater for daily needs. In that zeal to get cash, they lose their guard and get infected by vectors around them,’’