Epidemiological situation in KMG Group
In view of the emergency state and understanding its responsibility before the employees and all stakeholders, as well as in compliance with the principles of openness and transparency, KazMunayGas (hereinafter — KMG, the Company) is informing about the coronavirus situation in KMG Group.
The Company consistently takes a number of preventive measures. An Emergency Response Team has been initiated to monitor the situation, so prompt measures to protect the KMG Group employees have been taken. The subsidiaries have strict preventive measures in operation, including transition of some employees at high risk to work from home, remote work schedules, demobilization of personnel, where their functions are not so critical, from production sites, offices and projects.
We are also informing that on 2 April 2020 the test results of the Atyrau Goods and Services Quality and Safety Control Office confirmed that an Atyrau Refinery employee has the coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
On Saturday evening, 28 March 2020, out of working hours, our employee contacted a person, who on 29 March 2020 informed of a possible infection as a result of a contact with another infected person. From 29 March 2020, our colleague was isolated as prescribed by the existing rules. On 1 April 2020, after the coronavirus infection of the contact person was confirmed, the Atyrau Refinery employee was tested, and today the result is ready.
KMG specifically notes that the Atyrau Refinery employee had no direct contact with his colleagues and last visited his working place on 28 March 2020 during the working hours.
The Atyrau Refinery management is investigating potential contacts, keeping in touch with competent authorities, and together with the sanitary and epidemiological service started the regional sanitary and epidemiological activities.
Currently, the Atyrau Refinery is normally operating; refinery and shipment operations comply with the approved production plans.
We emphasize that the Company’s main values and priority are our employees’ lives and health, occupational safety, as well as smooth and continuous operation process.
The management and staff of KazMunayGas National Company wish our colleague to get well soon.