As many as 31 of 91 employees of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) working at its offshore facility near Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus, a civic body official said on Tuesday.
"These 31 employees had spent 15 days at the facility. They were found positive in the Covid-19 test conducted at a hospital in Mahim," said Assistant Municipal Commissioner, G North ward, Kiran Dighavkar.
The ONGC has an offshore oilfield Mumbai High, which is located in the Arabian Sea, approximately 160 kms off the Mumbai coast.
Dighavkar said the BMC has added these 31 staff members of the ONGC in the tally of cases from suburban Mahim as per the guidelines of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).
G North ward has reported 6,613 Covid-19 cases so far, of which 1,908 patients are from Mahim and the rest from Dadar and Dharavi areas.
Read the latest issue of the OGV Energy magazine HERE.
Aker BP gets board approval for $19bn investment in field development projects
Total Pulls £100 Million North Sea Drilling Investment After Windfall Tax
Neptune Energy confirms new discovery in the Norwegian Sea
Baltic Power issues contract engineer tender