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Laois bank forced to close following suspected Covid-19 outbreak

A Laois bank has been forced to close temporarily following a suspected Covid-19 outbreak among staff members.

AIB in Lyster Square in Portlaoise has been shut today.

LaoisToday understands that at least one member of staff has tested positive for the virus – and that the majority of the remaining staff will now be tested.

A notice on the door explained that the branch is closed and directs people to other nearby branches.

It says: “This branch is temporarily closed and we hope to get back to full service next week.

“Our nearest branches are as follows: Athy, Tullamore and Rathdowney.

“If you have any questions, please email us at portlaoise@aib.ie.”

A spokesperson for AIB confirmed that it was the intention of the company that the closure would only be temporary.

It is hoped that full service can resume at some stage next week.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.