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April 7, 2020

Coronavirus company news update

By Duncan West

7 April

Indian state-owned company Coal India has developed and commissioned a sanitising chamber at its South Eastern Coalfields for disinfecting mine workers to contain the spread of Covid-19. Its subsidiaries have also distributed more than 300,000 face masks to people in and around mines.

Philippines’ nickel ore miner and exporter Nickel Asia is set to restart ore shipments from its two units in Surigao del Norte province after local government allowed mining operations to resume following suspension to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Three employees working at Freeport-McMoRan-owned Chino mine in New Mexico  have tested positive for Covid-19, the state Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales told Reuters. The employees at the mine’s truck shop tested positive last week.

Gran Colombia Gold has collaborated with local community leaders, Caldas Gold and local charitable foundation Angelitos de Luz to support vulnerable low-income families in the local mining communities of Segovia, Remedios, Marmato, Supia and Riosucio.

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