Heritage Petroleum Company Limited offices.

There currently are five COVID-19 positive cases recorded at Heritage Petroleum Company Limited, according to an official statement released by the company, today.

“Heritage Petroleum Company Limited has confirmed five (5) COVID-19 positive cases with twenty (20) primary contacts in its offshore operations,” the company’s statement read.

Heritage stated: “Contact tracing has been initiated and all primary and secondary contacts will be tested in accordance with the Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines.”

The company’s official statement added:

“All the procedures regarding reporting to the MOH are being followed. Heritage is providing the necessary support to the affected crew members along with the contractor company and has established a 24-hour hotline with a link to Telemedicine to support the crew members and their families. Family members will also be tested in accordance with MOH protocol.”

Heritage also assures that support will be given to affected persons.

“While the affected persons remain in quarantine, Heritage and the contractor company will provide essential supplies to ensure their needs are adequately supported.”

The company also indicated that it was “reviewing its processes in relation to this incident to identify and address any gaps with a view to minimizing future risk. The Company is also closely monitoring the situation and will maintain contact with the Ministry of Health, as required.”