Covid-19 outbreak at gold mine in Siberia 'threatens antimony exports'

A string of Covid-19 cases among staff at Polyus PJSC, Russia’s largest gold mine and main antimony ore supplier, could threaten exports of concentrates from the country, sources have said.

The Olimpiada mine in the Krasnoyarsk Krai region of Siberia has reported that there have been 866 people infected with Covid-19 to date.
Gold operations at Olimpiada were continuing as normal, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
But the outbreak has worsened over the past two weeks, to the point that the Russian army has been deployed to the city of Krasnoyarsk to help fight the infection, by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Cristina Belda

May 19, 2020

17:10 GMT