In Ghana, the hydrocarbon producer Tullow Oil announced that 58 of its offshore workers have just tested positive for coronavirus. A situation which, it tempers, has not affected production.
Among the affected employees is a worker on board a floating production, unloading and storage facility (FPSO), as well as 57 people on board the oil tanker associated with it. All infected workers were transferred to shore for treatment.
With its 8,070 cases and 36 deaths, Ghana has the second highest number of cases in West Africa, behind Nigeria, which has more than 10,000 cases.
Tullow becomes the most crisis-hit energy company in the country. In early May, 695 workers tested positive in a fish processing plant in the industrial city of the city of Tema.
Source: Agence Ecofin