Following the crew change operations carried out by the company’s transport department and fishing agency department on June23, 2020 and the subsequent positive COVID-19 test results of the African seafarers, the Public Health Authority made contact with members of staff who were deemed to be at high risk of exposure.
Four members of staff were instructed to proceed to home quarantine. As of July 8, 2020 all four had completed their quarantine period and had tested negative for COVID-19.
On Monday July 6, 2020 preliminary tests were also performed on staff of the transport and workshop departments at Hunt Deltel’s zone 14 premises.
On Tuesday July 7, 2020 the resulting positive results of six staff members were confirmed and the staff were brought to the quarantine facility at Persévérance.
On Tuesday July 7, 2020, the transport and workshop teams were initially asked to remain in home quarantine, and subsequently on July 9, 2020 they were instructed to proceed to the quarantine facility at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay.
On July 10, 2020 the procurement team comprising three staff were asked to remain in home quarantine and subsequently instructed to proceed to the quarantine facility at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay.
This represents a total of two staff members in home quarantine and 39 staff members at the quarantine facility at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay and six staff members at the isolation centre at Persévérance.
None of our colleagues are exhibiting symptoms and await further testing.
Hunt, Deltel & Co. Ltd. has followed all stipulated guidelines and is working closely with the Public Health Authority in the effort to manage the developing situation.
All Hunt, Deltel & Co. Ltd employees deemed to be a risk by the Public Health Authority have now been placed in quarantine by the Public Health Authority. We ask that our employees who have not been in contact with any of their affected colleagues and who are free to move around in the community are treated with respect and not subjected to any form of discrimination. We also ask that compassion and kindness is shown to our colleagues who are in quarantine and isolation and are cooperating fully with the Public Health Authority.