SMM: copper miner Trevali Mining said Friday that a total of 82 people at its Santander mine in Peru tested positive for the new crown virus, and operations at the mine have been suspended.
Trevali Mining announced in late June that 19 workers at the mine had tested positive for the new crown virus in routine tests, operations were suspended and 298 workers underwent further tests.
In 2019, the output of zinc in Santander mine is 32100 tons, and the output of lead concentrate is 5200 tons.
"82 workers tested positive for PCR," the company said in a statement on Friday. " Three of the workers currently have mild symptoms and the rest are asymptomatic.
Workers who test positive will be quarantined for two weeks. If the symptoms develop, they will be transferred to the medical structure for treatment. "
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