- COCOBOD has announced it is shutting down its office because some staff have tested positive for the coronavirus
- The CEO of the company released a statement saying the office is closed for fumigation
- The statement noted that the fumigation exercise is to ensure other staff are protected
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Management at the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has said its head office will be closed down on Wednesday, 8 July, for fumigation after some workers tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a press release on Monday, 6 July, the closure “has become necessary due to the mass testing the organisation is currently undertaking, which has resulted in some staff members testing positive for COVID-19.”
The statement further added that the affected staff are receiving treatment and are well. Contact tracing is also underway.
The letter also said the company will resume work on Monday, 13 July.
The board has urged all individuals and companies with urgent business transactions to use its online services.
Meanwhile, other institutions in the country have also closed because some staff have tested positive for the virus.
For example, the management of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) says it has suspended non-emergency surgical cases due to a surge in COVID-19 infections among its staff.
The deputy director of medical affairs said in a memo that the majority of the staff at the surgical areas are currently self-isolating.
The memo indicated that the suspension will be in force for two weeks.
About 46 staff at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) have also 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) came out positive with the majority being in the IT department.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that four Ghanaian doctors have died from the COVID-19 virus.
They were frontline workers who worked diligently to save lives.
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