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April 3, 2020

Nigeria enforces social distancing offshore

By Matthew Farmer

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has instructed oil and gas firms to practice social distancing at project sites. The measure is part of the government’s plans to stem the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

Last month, DPR instructed oil and gas firms to reduce the workforce on offshore platforms. Travel offshore now requires a license, and rotations of less than 28 days are prohibited.

On 2 April, ten new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Nigeria, with total confirmed cases count at 184 in the country. Authorities have reported two deaths from Covid-19 so far.

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