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Miner in Mozambique announces COVID-19 upsurge

Kenmare Resources has announced that COVID-19 positive test results at Moma increased in December 2020, as reported in mid-January with the Q4 Production Report.

This has risen to 177 people currently in isolation, with the majority being asymptomatic.

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Protecting our people is Kenmare’s highest priority and management is focused on minimising the spread of COVID-19.

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In addition to pre-existing physical distancing and hygiene protocols, Kenmare has initiated blanket testing of the workforce on the site every two weeks and is targeting a reduction of this interval.

This will help to identify and isolate positive cases more quickly and limit the spread of the virus. 

The larger number of cases is limiting availability of the workforce, including senior management, at the site. However, the business is being managed to mitigate the impact and production has continued at normal levels.