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Technology Five Shell workers with coronavirus airlifted to hospitals from offshore platform in Gulf

04:41  29 may  2020
04:41  29 may  2020 Source:   khou.com

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Five workers on an offshore platform operated by Shell have tested positive for COVID-19. Four others on that platform in the Gulf of Mexico have Shell ,operates nine offshore platforms in the Gulf . About 160 people work on the platform with coronavirus cases. In a statement, Shell said

Workers aboard a Shell Oil offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico have tested positive for the coronavirus and flown back to land for treatment, a Shell Oil, the U.S. subsidiary of energy giant Royal Dutch Shell , has evacuated nine workers from a company platform in the Gulf of Mexico for testing and

Five workers on an offshore platform operated by Shell have tested positive for COVID-19. Four others on that platform in the Gulf of Mexico have symptoms, Shell confirms. 

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Seven of the nine have already been evacuated by helicopters to hospitals onshore. The other two will be airlifted sometime Wednesday, according to a Shell spokeswoman.

They won’t comment on their condition due to privacy concerns.

These are the first infections involving Shell workers in the Gulf of Mexico since the pandemic began, Shell told CBS News correspondent David Benaud.

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Five offshore workers have been evacuated from a Shell -operated platform in the gulf after testing positive for covid, the company says. Shell evacuates workers after coronavirus outbreak on Gulf rig. Report: Offshore Shell workers with coronavirus airlifted from oil platform in Gulf of Mexico.

Two children were taken to an area hospital to be checked out. Their injuries are not life-threatening, according to Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen. Feed that Whataburger craving with delivery. Five Shell workers with coronavirus airlifted to hospitals from offshore platform in Gulf .

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The company, with headquarters in Houston, says it’s now testing all workers before they’re flown offshore. The testing started on May 20 and the first positive test was confirmed on May 23, Begnaud reports.

Shell,operates nine offshore platforms in the Gulf.

About 160 people work on the platform with coronavirus cases.

In a statement, Shell said they are reducing personnel there to “minimum staffing levels.”

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