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Fourteen rotational workers supporting ExxonMobil’s operations offshore Guyana have tested positive for COVID-19.
All are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms at this time, Public Relations Officer of the company, Janelle Persaud has said.
These individuals, Persaud said have been appropriately isolated to limit the spread of the virus. “Eleven remain in isolation on the Noble Tom Madden, and three have been transferred to appropriate isolation facilities onshore under the care and custody of their employer.”
The oil company said if necessary, plans are in place to safely transport the remaining positive workers onshore.
“Safe and healthy workplaces remain a top priority for ExxonMobil Guyana and its contractors.
We have well-established processes in place to manage impacts related to infectious disease outbreaks, which have allowed us to identify these cases early.”
In [April] 2020, ExxonMobil Guyana established COVID-19 prevention screening facilities in country and abroad to safely manage rotators coming in and departing the country.
“Since this arrangement began, we successfully transferred more than ten thousand persons without a positive case offshore.
There are medical personnel onboard our offshore facilities and they are taking necessary precautions to monitor the health of the workers and provide appropriate treatment and care.
Operations at our six drillships and the Liza Destiny FPSO remain unaffected at this time,” the oil company said.