Miners highly vulnerable to infectious disease: Minerals Council

The council says working and congregating close to each other makes them more exposed. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBUEG - The Minerals Council of South Africa says miners are highly vulnerable to infectious diseases.

The council says working and congregating close to each other makes them more exposed.

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It's released a nine-point plan that will mitigate the risk of coronavirus.

This includes Employee Education and Health Promotion, as well as Health worker readiness campaigns.

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On Thursday, South Africa confirmed its first case of coronavirus.

A 38-year-old man from KwaZulu-Natal was confirmed as the first South African to be infected with COVID-19.

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