06/30/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/30/2020 02:06
June 30, 2020 - Inter diamond mine resumed operations on June 30th at 00.00 am local time (GMT+9) after a short downtime.
The management of the Mirny Mining and Processing Division made this decision after the majority of workers and contractors were tested negative for COVID-19. The laboratory in Yakutsk confirmed 12 cases of COVID-19 among employees. They receive treatment. Samples that showed ambiguous results were re-sent for verification.
Work at the mine resumed in a two-shift mode. Mine staff doesn't meet with contractors working at surface facilities and the headcount of the latter reduced to a minimum. Employees of the mine waiting for the confirmation of test results stay in a paid downtime.
The company's management also notes that regular testing for coronavirus will continue until the stabilization of the COVID-19 situation on the national level. The company will pay special attention to all cases of flu and acute respiratory infections among personnel and provide testing for COVID-19 to ensure health and safety of workers and their families.