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Covid-19: How the coronavirus pandemic is hurting the mining industry

The World Health Organisation has declared the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. With over 180,000 confirmed cases at the time of writing, even the most optimistic analysts fear we are heading towards a global recession. Several mining companies have been affected by Covid-19 outbreaks, and global restrictions to encourage social distancing have meant some mining projects have either slowed or shuttered. Here we explain some of the major ways the coronavirus crisis has impacted the global mining industry.


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