Scots oil rig worker put in isolation after ‘presenting symptoms’ of coronavirus

A Scottish oil rig worker is being treated by medics on board the Tern Alpha platform off Shetland after returning from a holiday in Thailand. He is being tested for suspected coronavirus. The crew member reportedly presented with “minor symptoms”.

Tern Alpha is a fixed installation serving as a manned drilling and production installation in the East Shetland Basin of the northern North Sea.

A spokesperson for Platform operator Taqa said that “as a precaution he is remaining separated from the rest of the crew until the results of tests are known.  Both the individual and Taqa continue to take the appropriate actions and precautions in line with the UK Government guidelines.”