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COCOBOD to shut down operations after some workers tested positive to COVID-19

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The Accra office of the Ghana Cocoa Board is expected to shut down operations effective tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8, to Friday, July 10, after some member staffs tested positive.

The head office in Accra will close down to make way for fumigation exercise which is expected to be carried out in the coming days.

The move was deem very important after a news broke out concerning some staffs who tested positive for Covid-19 following a mass testing exercise.

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In a press statement signed by the CEO of the board, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, on Monday, said “it 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.”

All necessary arrangements have been made for the affected staff to receive the necessary medical attention and contact tracing is currently ongoing to enforce quarantine and isolation measures,” he added.

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However, individuals and companies with urgent business with the Ghana Cocoa Board have been advised to contact its online portal for assistance.

Meanwhile, the office is expected to resume operations on Monday, 13th July, 2020.

By Amos Ekow Coffie | talksafrica.com

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