The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) has closed down its head office at Dzorwulu after 46 employees tested positive for the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.
All staff at the Dzorwulu office have been asked to work from home.
In a statement announcing the development, BOST said all 46 staff have been asked to also self-isolate with immediate effect.
The cases were detected after mass testing of staff was conducted at the head office.
“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,” a statement from the Corporate Communications Department of BOST said.
The statement said its head office would be fumigated to “ensure the safety of staff is not compromised when work resumes.”
The company has also given the assurance that the development 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.”
BOST is the latest to join the list of institutions that have recorded COVID-19 cases.
Just recently, over 50 Jubilee Field workers tested positive for COVID-19, triggering calls for all workers at the facility to be quarantined.
The medical fraternity has also had its share of infections with some four (4) doctors succumbing to the disease.
Over 160 health workers have been infected by the virus.
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count stood at 20,085 as of July 6, 2020.
Credit: The Ghana Report