Samancor Chrome miner test positive for Covid-19

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Tubatse Alloys has suspended operations after one of their employees tested positive for Covid-19.

The mine confirmed in a statement on Saturday that their worker was diagnosed with coronavirus.

” I would like to inform you that the first positive case in Samancor Chrome has been reported at Tubatse Alloys (TAS) yesterday afternoon (May 8). The situation was handled in line with the company’s Covid-19 SHEQ policy to ensure that the risk to the rest of our employees is minimised. We have immediately commenced contact tracing in order to determine who the person was in close contact with. These individuals have been cautioned and their situation will be dealt with in line with the Department of health’s guidelines,” said CEO of Samancor Chrome Limited Desmond McManus.

The management revealed that they all disinfected all areas at the mine.

Samancor also warned their employees not to report for duty if they have Covid-19 symptoms.

” We once again wish to emphasize that you shouldn’t report for work if you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms or, if you were in contact with someone who is at risk or who displays symptoms associated with Covid-19.”

This past week, Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine,also in Steelpoort reported that two of their workers are infected with coronavirus.

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