AngloGold Ashanti closes South African Mine AS 164 Tested Positive For Covid-19

AngloGold Ashanti has incidentally shut its Mponeng mine in South Africa after 164 specialists tried positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus contamination.

The gold mine, which is known to be the most profound on the planet, continued tasks a month ago subsequent to being shut in March under an across the country lockdown. It had been working at roughly half limit.

The organization at first restarted a portion of its activities in South Africa a month ago, with about 8% of its complete workforce back grinding away.

AngloGold Ashanti had tried 650 laborers at Mponeng, in the wake of identifying the principal case a week ago, and 164 were discovered positive for the infection with just not many tests left to process.

The organization included that every positive case, the vast majority of which were supposed to be asymptomatic, will be disengaged.

Electronic following is utilized at Mponeng so as to find any missing excavators, and this framework was “valuable in rapidly finding essential, or close contacts” of individuals who tried positive, included the organization.

In an announcement, AngloGold Ashanti stated: “The Department of Health and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), regional health authorities and labour unions are being engaged in the process.

“As a precautionary step, and after discussions with the regulator, operations at Mponeng Mine –which were running at 50% capacity –have been temporarily halted on a voluntary basis, to complete contact tracing and to again deep clean and sanitise the workplace and key infrastructure.”


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