Monday 30 November, 2020

Don't touch fuel dispensers, NP urges customers after virus surge

Customers filling up at NP's gas stations are being advised to avoid touching the fuel dispensers is possible and seek the assistance of attendants. 

The company shared a statement to its Facebook page on Monday following a recent uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

'NP wishes to advise the public that as part of its response to minimise the risk of exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please be guided as follows:

'Avoid touching the fuel dispensers and seek the assistance of forecourt attendants.

'Make full use of the disposable gloves, once available. If no gloves are available at the service station, and/or if using the self-service option, please ensure you sanitize your hands after use of the fuel dispenser. 

The company thanked customers for their understanding.

On Wednesday (July 29), the Ministry of Health confirmed two more cases of the virus - one person is a primary contact of another positive case, while another was said to have interacted with a positive case. 

As of July 29 at 10.45 am, there were 19 COVID-19 patients at hospital - 18 at Caura Hospital and one patient at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility.

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