SMM7, June 27: Canadian gold miner Iamgold recently said it would restart operations of the Rosebel gold project in Suriname after employees tested positive for the virus and issued a shutdown order in June.
Some employees at the Rosebel mine returned to work on June 20, adding that they hoped to return to full production by July 23, but that there might be fewer people than usual.
The company said the Rosebe gold miners' organization, which represents the interests of miners, agreed to restart the mine after meeting with management and the company's medical team on July 15.
It is understood that the Suriname government holds a 5 per cent stake in the Rosebel gold mine. Some miners around the world have temporarily suspended production due to a new crown virus pandemic and a government blockade to curb the spread of the virus.
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