Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of Petroleum, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, has said the government is supporting oil companies that are operating in Ghana to protect their workers from contracting the coronavirus.
His comment come after over 50 workers of Tullow oil have tested positive for the COVID-19.
Tullow in a statement last week announced that fifty-eight workers at the Jubilee field tested positive for COVID-19.
The company however said production remains unaffected.
But speaking to Joy News, Dr Amin Adam assured the public that the government is acting to ensure that workers of the oil firms and Ghanaians in general are protected from the pandemic.
“We have worked with the oil companies t ensure that they adopt the protocols to ensure the safety of their workers in this COVID-19,” he said.