- July 31, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
An Unki Mine employee has tested positive for Covid-19. The mine worker was tested after exhibiting symptoms of the virus.
The Platinum miner confirmed in a statement by its CEO that the worker is receiving the necessary care and wished the employee a speedy recovery.
“In line with our protocols, we are busy tracing all his close contacts. All affected staff will receive the necessary support” Anglo CEO Natascha Viljoen said.
“Our transmission mitigation measures remain in place and it is through these that we are able to identify potential cases, ensuring that we are able to keep our employees, their families, and communities safe,” continued the statement.
“We have seen with other cases across the group that we have the measures in place to ensure we deal with suspected infections in a safe and timeous manner, that we can trace possible contacts where needed, that we can get people tested and provide the necessary support where required”.
“The most important thing we can do to guard against contracting Covid-19 is to make sure we do six things and that we make these habits – Cough correctly, Wash well, Wear a mask, Keep your distance, follow the rules and Monitor myself”.
Covid-19 this week hit the mining sector with Fidelity Printers and Refiners Harare office having two infections, one at Hwange Colliery, two at How Mine, and one at Unki.
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