About fifty seven workers at the Jubilee Oil Field being operated by Tullow Ghana Ltd. in the Western Region of the Republic of Ghana have tested positive for Coronavirus.
This follows a contract tracing exercise after two subcontractors working with Tullow Ghana tested positive for the disease.
Tullow Ghana confirmed the latest development in a press statement.
Earlier, the Western Regional Director of Health, Dr. Jacob Mahama had said about 50 of the workers who were screened had tested positive and were asymptomatic.
Dr. Mahama added that the infected persons, likely to be working on the Kwame Nkrumah FPSO and MV Lancelot, are being isolated in Accra and Takoradi.
Tullow Ghana Ltd on Tuesday, May 26 confirmed two cases of coronavirus involving its subcontractors.
The company then initiated a general screening as a result.
Tullow had earlier it had been following strict quarantine procedures for all personnel working offshore including two weeks of government-approved quarantine.
The Western Region currently has 395 known infections.
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 7,616.