Mellitah Oil and Gas stops flights of expat workers into Libya to mitigate Coronavirus
By Sami Zaptia.
London, 25 February 2020:
Mellitah Oil and Gas, a National Oil Corporation and Eni joint venture, has stopped all flights bringing in foreign workers to its sites until further notice. The move is taken as a precautionary measure to mitigate the possible spread of the Coronavirus, the company said.
Mellitah said it would use local cadres where needed to cover gaps left by foreign workers.
It will be recalled that Libya’s Tripoli based Health Ministry had announced that there were no cases of the Coronavirus in Libya and that it had taken a series of mitigating measures against its spread.