Tullow Ghana has confirmed that 60 of its staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
A statement issued by the oil company said: “Following the report of 2 positive cases of COVID-19 by Tullow Ghana on 26 May 2020, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) confirmed on Thursday 28 May that contact-tracing and testing of personnel onboard the Kwame Nkrumah (KNK) FPSO revealed 1 positive case of COVID-19. The affected individual is in good health and has been medically evacuated from the KNK to an onshore isolation facility for monitoring”.
“Also, as part of contact-tracing, GHS tested personnel on board contractor support vessel CSV Lancelot. GHS has confirmed today that 57 of the 200 personnel onboard the CSV Lancelot tested positive for COVID-19.
“All affected personnel are being brought onshore for isolation and case management”, the statement noted.
The company noted that its immediate concern is for the safety and well-being of personnel and the public, and to minimise any potential for the spread of the virus.
It added that enhanced social-distancing is being enforced on both vessels and permanent restriction of movement between CSV Lancelot and KNK is in place.