COCOBOD head office closed over coronavirus invasion


COCOBOD has closed down its offices in Accra for fumigation after some staff tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement by the CEO Joseph Boahin Aidoo said the COVID-19 cases were uncovered after the organisation embarked on mass testing.

The statement noted the fumigation exercise is to ensure that other staff are protected.

Meanwhile, 46 staff of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) have tested positive for COVID-19 at the company’s headquarters in Dzorwulu, Accra.

In a statement, BOST confirmed that out of the 162 COVID-19 tests that were conducted in the Head office 46 representing 28.4% of the staff came out positive, majority being in the IT department.

“The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited would like to announce for the information of the general public that it has closed down its head office at Dzorwulu in the Ayawaso West Municipality from Monday, 6th July to Monday 13 July, 2020.

“This has become necessary due to a mass testing of staff carried out by the company at the head office in the wake of a staff of the IT department testing positive for the virus. After the mass testing, a number of staff tested positive and arrangements are being made for their treatment.”

BOST said its head office will be fumigated to “ensure the safety of staff is not compromised when work resumes.”

According to the statement, the closure of the head office will not negatively impact the operations of the company since all staff have the needed facilities and enhancements to work from home within the period.”

Source: Daily Mail GH

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