GRIDCo Staff tests positive for COVID-19
The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has recorded positive coronavirus case as one of its employees was infected with the ailment.
The said member of staff, who had been working at the office since June 15, 2020, has been isolated and is receiving treatment in accordance with the infection control protocols.
A statement issued in Accra on Tuesday by the Public Relations Manager explained that the employee was working at the Tema branch of GRIDCo.
“An employee of GRIDCo has tested positive for COVID-19. The Company received the news on Monday, July 6, 2020.
The employee has since been isolated for treatment by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) COVID-19 Management Team, in line with the established protocols”, the statement said.
A comprehensive contact tracing process, the statement said has also begun in order to ensure appropriate measures were taken to protect the lives of those likely to have come into contact with the infected person.
“As an additional precautionary measure; a decision has been taken by GRIDCo Management to undertake mass testing of all staff who have been working at its Tema office since June 15, 2020, in order to immediately identify, isolate and treat employees who may have contracted the virus,” it stated.
The Company has engaged the COVID-19 Team in Tema to manage the process.
Meanwhile, GRIDCo has assured its customers and stakeholders that it remains committed to their safety whilst ensuring uninterrupted power transmission services.
This comes shortly after the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) announced a shut down of all its Head Offices and corporate subsidiaries and divisions in Accra for a fumigation exercise after some staff tested positive for COVID-19.
On Monday, the Bulk Oil Storage Transportation Company, BOST, also closed down its head office after 46 staff tested positive for the virus, increasing the number of infections in institutional establishments.
These cases are being recorded not long after the Trade and Industry Ministry announced new guidelines for institutions in curtailing the spread of COVID-19
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE