In response to the preventive measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by the State of Qatar, banks in the country have also stepped up and issued guidance to customers, particularly with the use of ATMs and cards.
In its Twitter account, Qatar Islamic Bank has posted the following simple techniques for customers when using the machines, to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus and to protect the self and others.
To avoid the spread of the Coronavirus, use our machines with care and follow these simple techniques to protect yourself and others#BankSafely #CloserApart #Prevention_is_better_than_cure pic.twitter.com/Cv17lgU5Qg— Q I B G r o u p (@QIBGroup) April 9, 2020
According to Barwa Bank, they are constantly sanitizing all branches and ATMs as well as providing hand sanitizers at ATMs and branches.
For your safety, and as an extension of the precautionary measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19, we are constantly sanitizing all branches and ATMs as well as providing hand sanitizer dispensers at our ATMs and in branches. Your safety is important to us.#barwabank pic.twitter.com/Hve10q9Qg8— Barwa Bank (@BarwaBankQatar) March 27, 2020
Banks in Qatar are also encouraging customers to opt for payments using cards instead of cash. For those using contactless cards, banks in Qatar have increased the minimum limit of Tap N Pay cards to 300 Qatari Riyals so that customers can pay for purchases without the need to enter your PIN nor hand the card to the merchant.
#YourSafetyFirst. Great NEWS!! CB has just increased the Tap N Pay limit to 300QR instead of 100QR, which means that you can pay now for purchases up to QAR 300 without the need to enter your PIN nor hand the card to the merchant on all CB point of sales pic.twitter.com/02KtNV8jSr— Commercial Bank (@CBQat) April 9, 2020
Doha Bank also advises to avoid handing over your card to the merchant and handling it yourself. Remember to sanitize the card by gently wiping it with alcohol-based wipes after each use.
تجنب إعطاء بطاقتك المصرفية للبائع واستخدمها بنفسك، ولا تَنْسَ تعقيم بطاقتك بعد كل استخدام.— Doha Bank (@DohaBankQatar) April 9, 2020
Avoid handing over your card to the merchant and handle it yourself
Remember to sanitize the card after each use#qatar #قطر#كوفيد_١٩#covid_19#لأجل_قطر_كلنا_في_البيت#forqatarstayhome pic.twitter.com/ILJh5Y4ggZ
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