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Business News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020


GUPC observes offshore travel restrictions to stem coronavirus spread

David Ampofo, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber David Ampofo, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber

The Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber (GUPC) has rolled out an offshore travel restriction aimed at mitigating the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

In the petroleum authority’s release copied to GhanaWeb, the Chamber said offshore travel restrictions are being observed and many expatriate staff outside the country have deferred travel until a later date.

Also, employees who have recently travelled from high risk areas of the world, are not allowed to travel offshore, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.

“Anyone suspected of having an infection both offshore and onshore will be placed in immediate quarantine following the guidelines provided by the Government of Ghana and the respective company guidelines and safety measures. However, So far no one in the industry has tested positive for the virus and members of the Chamber are being urged to do all in their power to reduce the workforce’s risk of exposure”, the statement indicated.

According to GUPC CEO David Ampofo, the Chamber is working with companies in the sector, to take precautionary measures to avoid the spread of the virus.

A full procedural protocol has been put in place by member companies to prevent and support treatment, should there be a case of an infection.

Below is the full release