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French supermajor Total yesterday informed that 14 workers including two of its staff have been diagnosed positive for the novel coronavirus in the Congo Republic. The energy major however denied operations at the site being affected. Congo has so far recorded 200 positive coronavirus cases and eight deaths since the very first case on March 15. Total said its pandemic plan was activated after the first case to ensure smoother operations.
The Republic of Congo has made the latest entry in the list of OPEC member. The country’s membership was approved by the cartel yesterday during the 174th Ordinary Meeting of OPEC. Congo was amongst 11 non-member countries that stood with OPEC’s decision to cut oil production, back in 2017. The African country has expressed gratitude towards the Secretary of General of OPEC, and all the members of OPEC.