Tullow oil has confirmed in a statement on Tuesday May 26 that two of its contractors have tested positive for COVID-19.
The statement said the two who were suspected to have the virus after showing symptoms were later quarantined and tested by officials from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
“Tullow Ghana reports that on 21 May, two subcontractors working in the field displayed suspected COVID-19 symptoms and were medically evacuated to a government-approved quarantine facility and tested. Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed initial test results as positive for the COVID-19 virus,” the statement noted.
It further said that, “the affected individuals are in good health, but will remain in isolation onshore and will continue to be monitored and tested.”
“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 noted.
The company says it is committed to abiding by the precautions as advised by the WHO and GHS to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“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 assured.