COVID-19: Banks race to get ATM machines in line with regulations

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JOHANNESBURG - Banks are racing to get ATM machines in line with COVID-19 regulations.

This comes after government took a hard line about them providing hand sanitisers at all cash machines.

It has warned that the auto tellers are super-spreaders of the coronavirus.

READ: Banks must keep hand sanitisers at ATMs: NDZ

Banks that fail to comply face penalties but several are saying that meeting the updated regulations will be a gigantic logistical exercise.

They say they may have to close some machines but emphasise they have no problems adhering to the new rules.


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