April 27, 2020 / 12:54 PM / a month ago

Thirty workers on Equatorial Guinea offshore oil platform test positive for coronavirus - sources

LAGOS/CAPE TOWN, April 27 (Reuters) - Thirty workers at an offshore oil platform in Equatorial Guinea have tested positive for the new coronavirus, two sources close to the ministry told Reuters.

The workers on the Serpentina floating production storage and offloading platform have since been evacuated back onshore and are in quarantine, while operator Exxon Mobil and government officials are working to disinfect the platform.

Oil production has not been impacted, the sources said. (Reporting by Libby George in Lagos and Wendell Roelf in Cape Town, editing by Louise Heavens)

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