- February 9, 2021
- Posted in LOCAL
Zimbabwe’s Largest Platinum producer, Zimplats has reported that Four employees tested positive for COVID-19 during the quarter ended 31 December 2020 as the miner recorded zero lost-time injuries.
By Rudairo Mapuranga
According to the end of quarter report released recently by the miner, the company’s number one stance in prioritizing the safety of its workers was greatly achieved when it recorded no lost time injuries and attained 3.3 million fatality-free shifts.
“There were no lost-time injuries recorded. Safety performance remained good with no lost time injury reported, same as the previous quarter. The Group achieved 3.3 million fatality-free shifts,” the company said in part.
The platinum miner said, four employees, tested positive for COVID-19, three of them had since recovered while one was still under management at the company’s medical facility as of the end of the quarter.
“The Group recorded four positive COVID-19 cases during the quarter taking the cumulative number of confirmed cases since the inception of the pandemic to seven. Six employees had fully recovered by the end of the quarter and one employee was recovering well at the Group’s medical facility.”
“The four cases recorded were managed in line with the Group’s COVID-19 code of practice which incorporates Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care and World Health Organisation guidelines resulting in no disruption to operations.”
“An increase in the country infection rate was witnessed towards the end of the quarter and management has responded by intensifying prevention measures in the Group. The workforce is adapting well to the current COVID-19 environment as the new normal.”