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Coronavirus cases reported on oil platforms in Gulf of Mexico

Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 18:00:45-04

The U.S. Coast Guard is reporting that more than two dozen offshore workers on seven out of 680 platforms have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to our media partners at

The paper is reporting that Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, or BSEE, has not established any protocols for what companies should or must do when an offshore worker displays symptoms of coronavirus.

The agency told that it is working to develop mitigations to reduce the risk of exposure for its own employees traveling offshore, four of whom have tested positive for coronavirus. Three have since recovered and have been released from quarantine. One employee is currently under medical care.

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