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Coronavirus: Tullow Ghana confirms two of its staff have tested positive

Tullow Ghana has announced in a statement that two subcontractors working with the company have tested positive for Coronavirus.

The company said in its statement that the two started showing symptoms and were later quarantined before they were tested by officials from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

These cases were recorded on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah and the MV Lancelot vessel which is a support services vessel hooked to the FPSO at the Jubilee Field.

The vessel houses accommodation, canteen, and other support services to the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah.

The affected workers are said to be in good condition but will remain in isolation onshore for further medical care.

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

“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.

Meanwhile, Tullow said the two cases recorded have not affected its oil and gas production at the Jubilee FPSO.

It quickly added that no case of COVID-19 has been recorded at the TEN FPSO.

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