COVID-19: Things you need to know

OPEX Oil & Gas Resources Limited was founded in 2013 with the objective of providing Operation and maintenance services to the Nigeria’s energy sector. The company is rapidly establishing itself as a dependable operation & maintenance services provider, proving outsourced technical services.

As a result of the pandemic outbreak of the Corona virus (COVID -19), the management is aware of the situation and safety measures are in place to ensure the safety of staffs both on operations and in the offices.


Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus .The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Self-Development
  • Difficult breathing (severe cases)

People may be sick with the virus for 1-14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of corona virus (COVID-19) are fever, dry cough and tiredness. Most people(80%) recover from the diseases with needing special treatment.

Most rarely the disease can be serious and even fatal, older people and people with other medical conditions(such as asthma, diabetes, or heart diseases) may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.


 Currently, there is no vaccine to cure or prevent corona virus disease. You can protect yourself and help prevent the spread of the deadly disease to others, if you do:

Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water or use of alcohol based hand rub(sanitizer).

Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.

Avoid close contact (1 meter to 3 feet) with people who  are unwell.
Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.


There is no specific medicine or treatment to prevent or treat corona virus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.

Self-care, If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you have recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:

Rest and Sleep

Keep Warm

Drink plenty of fluids

Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat or cough.


If you develop a fever, cough and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.

At OPEX, we are committed to the highest safety and environment requirements in ensuring the optimal protection of lives and assets in the community where we operate at all times. We do not compromise safety for expediency.

We believe that excellence in the management of health and safety is an essential element within our overall business plan. The identification, assessment and control of health and safety risks are of equal importance to production and quality. As a basic requirement, all OPEX personnel learn and maintain comprehensive understanding of the globally acceptable safety requirements.

COVID-19 is real, Stay Safe!   





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