COCOBOD hit by mass coronavirus infection, office to be closed down
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to close down its head office for a fumigation exercise after mass coronavirus infection among workers.
The fumigation exercise would take place on Wednesday, July 8 to Friday, July 10.
According to a press statement issued in Accra on Monday and signed by the Chief Executive of COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo the closure has become necessary after some staff tested positive for the COVID-19 during mass testing exercise undertook by the organisation.
“All necessary arrangements have been made for the affected staff to receive the necessary medical attention and contact tracing is currently ongoing to enforce quarantine and isolation measures,” he added.
Mr Aidoo therefore has urged all individuals and companies with urgent business to contact its online portal.
Organisation & COVID-19 Infection
COCOBOD is the latest organisation to be hit by significant COVID-19 infections.
The government has noted workplaces as contributing to recent surges in COVID-19 cases.
The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) yesterday closed down its head office at Dzorwulu after 46 employees tested positive for the virus.
At a fish-processing factory in Tema, one worker is believed to have infected 533 other workers at the facility, contributing to the surge in cases in those areas.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE