Two employees test positive for COVID-19 at Harmony's Kalgold mine

Underground operations at Harmony Gold in the North West have been temporarily shut down after two miners tested positive for COVID-19. At least 21 others were in direct contact with the two and are now in isolation at home as they wait for test results. They are part of 583 employees tested at the mine. eNCA reporter Pule Letshwiti is following the story for us. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Underground operations at Harmony Gold in the North West have been temporarily shut down after two miners tested positive for COVID-19.

“Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited confirms that two employees of a contractor at the Company’s Kalgold gold mine have tested positive for the Coronavirus,” said Harmony Gold in a statement.

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At least 21 others were in direct contact with the two and are now in isolation at home as they wait for test results.

They are part of 583 employees tested at the mine.

“While mining at Kalgold has largely been suspended, the plant continues to operate and employees who have tested negative for COVID-19 have returned to work,” the company said.

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