|26 March, 2020

UAE Central Bank directs banks to replenish ATMs with new banknotes

CBUAE has also advised banks to immediately implement additional preventive measures regarding the ATM usage

A customer uses an ATM machine at the Emirates NBD head office in Dubai, UAE January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Satish Kumar - RC199A9ACE90. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A customer uses an ATM machine at the Emirates NBD head office in Dubai, UAE January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Satish Kumar - RC199A9ACE90. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

ABU DHABI - The Central Bank of the UAE, CBUAE, has directed banks to replenish ATMs with new banknotes of all denominations and to ensure the availability during the salary payment cycle this month.

According to a press release issued by CBUAE, the move is in line with the efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19, and to ensure the health and safety of bank customers.

The CBUAE has also advised banks to immediately implement additional preventive measures regarding the ATM usage, such as sanitising all ATMs on a regular basis and providing preventive equipment (disposable latex gloves) to all customers while using the ATMs at all times.

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