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Gahcho Kué deals with new COVID outbreak

Sitewide testing finds four mild cases at NWT diamond mine North of 60 Mining News - December 29, 2021

 

Last updated 1/6/2022 at 2:23pm

Mountain Province Diamonds Gahcho Kué COVID Omicron NWT De Beers Anglo

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.

Following a 22-day shutdown and winter restart of operations due to a February outbreak of COVID at Gahcho Kué, the mine owners launched an initiative to better prepare for staffing challenges at this diamond operation in Northwest Territories.

With a new outbreak of COVID-19 cases, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to be a challenge for the Gahcho Kué diamond mine in Canada's Northwest Territories.

When it comes to the mining sector, diamond producers were particularly hard hit by the pandemic, which has now endured for nearly two years. In addition to the COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that challenged all businesses,...



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