The Rusneftegaz office in New York will partially suspend operations from 22 March as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the city. All personnel currently in New York are to receive a personalized work plan until activities can be fully restored, depending on their current personal circumstances. The majority of staff will be requested to only work remotely from their residences, and to avoid meeting their colleagues in-person until the risk of contagion has minimized. Considering this pressing news, our Director of International Operations Igor Migunov, who is ultimately responsible for undertakings in the city, issued the following statement:
“I struggle to express my anger and frustration at this news. My colleagues and I have been working on this project for six months, and now we must cease trading only a few weeks after we started. I will do everything in my power to assist all the staff here. This includes the staff who only started their employment here at the beginning of the month. I will do everything I can to resolve this situation. What is happening is unprecedented and will there must be a period of adaption to the new reality. The only thing I ask for is patience. I will make sure that we are ready to resume work when the time is correct. I hope this will be soon.”
Any workers currently on a work placement in the United States from our offices in Russia may be authorized to return to home, but should await instruction before making travel plans. All queries from personnel regarding these changes should be directed to their corresponding manager. As such, our international trading staff shall have a reduced capacity to respond to any telephone or electronic communications for the immediate future, and it is imperative that any urgent messages are sent as soon as feasibly possible to receive a response. We necessitate your cooperation and understating with this matter.