Absa has been trying to recover after an employee recently leaked client data to third parties. Some customers have been concerned, but Absa has called for calm as no customer pin codes or passwords have been compromised.
According to Absa, the leak is limited to a small fraction (200 000) of Absa's retail base in South Africa.
The United Kingdom has approved Pfizer's vaccine, making it the first country to officially approve a vaccine for Covid-19. The release of the vaccine in the UK is expected to start as early as next week.