Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine suspends operations after miner diagnosed with Covid-19

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Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine (DCM) has suspended operations after one of the miners tested positive for Covid-19.

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) had called for its immediate closure after the incident.

This is the second case of Covid-19 to be recorded in Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality and the Sekhukhune District Municipality.

On Monday the mine confirmed that their employee was infected by the virus.

“Please be informed that one of our employees has been confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The affected person was detected during the screening process on the 29 April 2020, prior to the commencement of the shift,” read the statement sent by the mine’s general manager Riaan Burger to the employees.

According to the mine, the affected employee’s last shift at work was on March 26.

“Since the commencement of lockdown, the employee never visited the mine. She was subjected to the screening and testing process, as part of the return to work protocols. During the screening process the employee presented with signs and symptoms of flu and was then referred to the mine’s clinic for further screening.”

The mine confirmed that the employee has been in self-isolation since 29 April 2020.

DCM also confirmed that relevant government departments have been informed of the case and will assist with the management process thereof.

“We will do what is reasonably possible to assist the employee. We will immediately, through our wellness office, commence with the contact tracing process in order to identify employees who may have come into contact with the affected employee.

“In this case the Department of Health and National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) protocols will be followed, Employees who may have come into contact with the affected employee will be required to undergo the COVID-19 test and self-isolate whilst waiting for the results.”

Thapelo Motseo

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