Exclusive: Coronavirus spreads in Brazil’s oilfields, as five offshore operators register cases

(Reuters) – Norway’s Equinor ASA (EQNR.OL) and Anglo-French firm Perenco are among at least five oil producers that have registered coronavirus cases among employees or contractors at facilities off the coast of Brazil, according to industry and regulatory sources.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSa.L) and Brazil’s Enauta Participacoes SA ENAT3.SA have registered one case each, and hundreds of cases have been recorded at oilfields operated by state-run Petrobras (PETR4.SA).

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