In view of the emergency state and understanding its responsibility beforeits employees and all stakeholders, as well as in compliance with the principles of openness and transparency KazMunayGas NC (hereinafter — KMG, the Company) is notifying about the measures taken by the Company to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
On 23 March, a regular meeting of the KMG Emergency Response chaired by Alik Aidarbayev was held.
During the meeting, KMG CEO instructed all subsidiaries and affiliates to enhance the sanitary and epidemiological control so as to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. We should recall that earlier the Company already approved an Activity Plan to ensure maximum safety of KMG Group employees.
In addition, an instruction was given at the emergency response meeting to inform the entiresubsidiaries and affiliates operation staff about the measures taken by the government to support people under emergency conditions. In order to prevent food gaps at production sites, aninstruction was given to take special control over foodstuffs accounting and procurement.
“Aswe give jobs to tens of thousands employees and contribute to the industry economic development, we were among the first to support these measures and set three priorities. First, we care about our employees and their families. KazMunayGas Group employees and contractors should always be safe and sound, when they leave fromwork. The second is smooth and trouble-freeoperations and industrial safety. The third is full cooperation with government authorities and akimats in terms of proper response, information communication and coordination of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection,” A. Aidarbayev noted.
Currently, 32 KMG Group employees are in quarantine, of them 2 are under supervision at hospitals in Atyrau and Pavlodar, the other 30 employees are in quarantine at home in Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Aktau, Aktobe, Atyrau, Pavlodar and Shymkent. All these employees arrived from foreign countries and on arrival to Kazakhstan were immediately isolated.
We also inform that 8 KMG employees (2 employees of the central office of JSC NC “KazMunayGas” and 6 employees of subsidiaries) were isolated for two weeks and are released from quarantine now, the test was negative.
KMG employees have no proven coronavirus infection as of 24 March 2020.
All the subsidiaries daily report their data to the Emergency Response on COVID-19 and ongoing preventive measures.