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COCOBOD closes offices in Accra after staff members test positive for COVID-19

BY: Pamela Annang

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) will close down all its head offices in Accra for three days between July 8 and July 10 after some of its staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The offices including COCOBOD Subsidiaries, Corporates and Divisions will be closed for a fumigation exercise and reopened on Monday, July 13, 2020.

The development comes after a mass testing exercise was conducted at the organisation.

A statement signed by the Chief Executive of COCOBOD, Hon Joseph Boahen Aidoo, assured the public that normal work will continue via COCOBOD's online portal with staff working remotely from their homes.

"This has become necessary due to the mass testing the Organization is currently undertaking which has resulted in some staff members testing positive for COVID-19," the statement said.

"All necessary arrangements have been made for the affected staff to receive the necessary medical attention and contact tracing is currently going to enforce quarantine and isolation measures, wherever applicable, of members families who have been in contact with such staff.

"We wish to assure the general public during the period of the closed down that normal work will continue without any destruction as staff have been equipped with the necessary working tools to be able to work remotely from their homes".

 

 Read the statement below