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Indian contractor at Dangote refinery quarantined over coronavirus

Indian contractor at Dangote refinery quarantined over coronavirus
March 17
21:48 2020
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Dangote Industries Limited says one of its contractors, an Indian national, has been quarantined over fear of coronavirus.

The contractor, who was at the company’s refinery in Lagos had complained of high temperature and fever, early symptoms of the virus, after which he was transferred to the Infectious Disease Hospital.

In a statement on Tuesday, the company said the contractor’s complaints triggered their COVID-19 team to get him quarantined immediately.

”We will like to state that an Indian national who is a staff of Onshore Construction Company-a mechanical, electrical and instrumentation contracting firm that specializes in fertilizer construction reported at the site clinic complaining of high temperature and fever,” the statement read.

“His complaint triggered our Co-Vid 19 Preparation and Prevention Protocols which necessitated further screening and isolation immediately.

“Mr. Akhil Kunyil, of the Health and Safety Environment of the Onshore Company reported the development to the management following which local authorities were contacted. The patient was immediately conveyed to the Lagos Mainland hospital Center, where he is currently being isolated and undergoing tests.”

The company said  it had already put proactive measures in place by developing a comprehensive risk identification, control priotization and escalation plan executed by its COVID-19 task force constituted in January 2020.

It added that the welfare of its employees and the nation as a whole remains its utmost priority.

This development comes same day Nigeria recorded the third case of COVOD-19.

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