Covid-19: How are mining companies keeping workers safe?

18 May 2020 (Last Updated May 18th, 2020 16:44)

Mining Technology has taken a look at the measures some of the world's top mining companies have taken to prevent Covid-19 outbreaks at their operations.

A GlobalData report found that around 1,600 mining operations had been temporarily suspended or part-suspended at the start of April as Covid-19 spread worldwide. With a number of countries now lifting lockdown measures and mines being permitted to restart, politicians, mining companies and mining unions have expressed concern at the ability of mines to be operated while maintaining physical distancing measures aimed at suppressing the spread of the coronavirus.

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