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BREAKING: Maersk oil rig worker tests positive for COVID19

FILE PHOTO: Maersk Oil Rig Deliverer

PortandTerminal.com, March 24, 2020

A worker on the Australian oil and gas drilling rig Maersk Deliverer tests positive for coronavirus

COPENHAGEN – A group of worker have been evacuated off an oil and gas drilling rig off the Kimberley after one of their colleagues tested positive to coronavirus.

Japanese oil and gas giant INPEX confirmed a worker became sick after visiting his home country and testing positive to the deadly COVID-19 virus.

The West Australian reports that it is understood as many as 24 workers on board the Maersk Deliverer may have been exposed to the infected worker.

The workers have been transferred to the mainland. It is understood the workers are not showing symptoms of the virus but they have been instructed to self-isolate at their homes by the company.

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