Angola: Sonangol Denies COVID-19 Report On Offshore Platform

Luanda — Angola's state run oil firm Sonangol denied last Saturday news circulating on social media alleging that three workers in one of its oil platforms have been infected with covid-19.

In its note reached ANGOP, Sonangol described the information as groundless.

The document adds that measures have been adopted to evacuate a worker from an offshore platform for medical assistance on land, at the request of the local health service.

It stresses that the worker had conducted two covid-19 tests before his departure to the platform, having negative results, which is mandatory to gain access to the work place. Another test took place in the platform, after he complained of malaise, was also negative.

Sonangol also confirmed the third test after being rushed for medical assistance, having also been negative, and awaits for the result of a final test.

Sonangol vows to carry out actions aimed at ensuring health and protection of all workers.

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