Lundin Mining Provides Update on Readiness and Response to COVID-19, and Operational and Guidance Update
TORONTO, March 25, 2020 /CNW/ - (TSX: LUN; Nasdaq Stockholm: LUMI) Lundin Mining Corporation ("Lundin Mining" or the "Company") announced today the Company and each of its operations are continuing to manage and respond to COVID-19 within the framework of the Company's Pandemic Response Plan, recommendations of health authorities and local and national regulatory requirements.
COVID-19 Readiness and Response Update
COVID-19 is a global threat which requires a united response from governments, industry and our communities to ensure the safety, health and well-being of all. Lundin Mining has taken numerous steps to ensure needs are being addressed in the communities and regions in which we operate. Our operations have shared action plans and preventative measures being implemented, while seeking and considering input from our employees, unions, contractors, and communities to ensure we are delivering responsive actions consistent with broader efforts. Further, we are actively providing emergency support in the form of community donations of emergency funding and supplies. These efforts will continue to be focused on reducing the spread of the virus and supporting local health infrastructure.
Across Lundin Mining we continue to identify and implement measures to protect our workforce and communities. We have implemented a number of measures including, but not limited to:
- All operations and offices have implemented travel restrictions, surveillance, monitoring and response plans to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and outbreak, including health screening of
contractors, visitors and employees when appropriate.
- Employees and contractors who have had incidental contact or exposure to someone who has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, as well as those who have travelled internationally, and at some
operations domestically, have been instructed to stay at home for 14-days regardless of whether they are showing symptoms. Suspected cases are being closely monitored and reported to health
authorities where appropriate.
- We are taking steps to limit visitors, contractors, and employees to our operations, and where necessary temporarily suspending activities. On March 15, 2020, we
announced that construction and commissioning of our Zinc Expansion Project at Neves-Corvo would be placed on hold to reduce the risk to our local communities, employees and contractors, as the
workforce for the project includes many contract employees who travel from other regions of Portugal and internationally. Additionally, at several of our operations
we have identified and curtailed non-essential activities, such as waste mining and exploration to reduce exposure risk with less people at and commuting to site.