Oil majors including Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Total SA are scrambling to cope with coronavirus outbreaks among their workers that could threaten the profitability of some of their largest projects.

Even as many parts of the world begin to emerge from Covid-19 lockdowns, work camps and oil platforms in remote locations, where employees live and work in close quarters, remain vulnerable to viral eruptions.

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