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General News of Tuesday, 26 May 2020


Two subcontractors of Tullow Ghana test positive for coronavirus

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Tullow Ghana has confirmed two of its subcontractors have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement issued by the oil company, the two workers, upon suspicion of indicating symptoms for COVID-19, were tested by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

“Following the positive test results, a team from GHS has commenced contact tracing and testing of personnel on the KNK FPSO and MV Lancelot, in line with established protocols,” the statement said.

Tullow Ghana said the two infected workers are currently in stable condition.

Adding, they will both for the time being remain in isolation onshore for additional medical assistance.

The company also says the two cases recorded has not affected its oil and gas output at the Jubilee FPSO.

“Tullow wishes to assure all stakeholders that the health and safety of our staff, contractors, sub-contractors, and our host communities remain our priority.

Tullow has followed strict quarantine procedures for all personnel working offshore including two weeks of government-approved quarantine. We will be assessing further actions that may be available to reduce the risk of infection”, the company noted.