BOST closes down head office as 46 staff test positive for COVID-19

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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.

The office will be closed from Monday, July 6, 2020 to Monday, July 13, 2020.

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A statement issued by the Corporate Communications Department of BOST and sighted by Citi Business News said the cases were detected after a 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 an employee 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,” the statement said.

Staff who have tested positive are also expected to begin self-isolation immediately.

Bost however assures the general public that the arrangement will not negatively impact its operations as all staff of BOST at the head office have been asked to work from home in the interim following the development.

“In the estimation of management, the Ghana Health Service should be able to reach out to these members of staff and isolate them for treatment within the week. The head office will be fumigated over the period to ensure the safety of staff is not compromised when work resumes.”

“Management would further like to assure the general public that this arrangement 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. All individuals and companies with urgent business should contact us via our varied online portals,” the statement added.

As at July 5, 2020, Ghana has recorded 20,085 novel Coronavirus cases with 122 deaths and 14,870 recoveries.

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