An employee working on the Mozambique LNG project site at Afungi for French oil major Total has been infected with Covid-19, the company told Zitamar News. A positive test result was returned on yesterday afternoon, 1 April.
The individual began feeling unwell on 27 March while at the LNG site, where they had been since 9 March, Total said yesterday in a letter to contractors. The individual returned back to Maputo on 29 March to recover, and visited a medical facility in the capital to test for the virus. The individual has been in self-isolation since 29 March.
The patient is resting at home, in self-isolation, a Total spokesperson told Zitamar, and the management of the Afungi site has informed the local health authorities.
In accordance with Mozambique’s and Total’s own rules, all people who have been in contact with the infected person are being contacted, in order to take all necessary preventive measures to limit the risk of contamination. This will involve the quarantining of people who have had contact with the employee and the disinfection of premises, the spokesperson said.
As at 4pm yesterday, Mozambique had 10 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to Mozambique’s Ministry of Health. An updated figure is expected at 4pm today.
The second paragraph of this story was added at 15.12, 2 April 2020, to give more details about the movement of the individual
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