COCOBOD has closed down its offices in Accra for fumigation after some staff tested positive for COVID-19.
A statement by the CEO Joseph Boahen Aidoo said the COVID-19 cases came to light after the organisation undertook mass testing.
The statement further stated that the fumigation exercise is to ensure that other staff are protected.
COCOBOD’s issue comes after 46 staff of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) 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 tested 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.”
The statement noted that 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.