Kazakhstan for 10 days stopped copper mine of the company Kazakhmys due to coronavirus

Казахстан на 10 дней остановил медный рудник компании Казахмыс из-за коронавируса

NUR-SULTAN, may 22 (Reuters) – Kazakhstan 10 days stopped work copper mine Nurkazgan one of the largest in the country, the company Kazakhmys due to the outbreak of coronavirus, said Friday at a briefing the chief sanitary doctor of the Karaganda region, where the mine is located, Kanat Askarov.

As of may 21, among the employees of the mine was the 133 case of coronavirus infection, the number of contact is 1.515 people.

“The chief state sanitary doctor of Bukhar-Zhyrau district issued an order to quarantine the facility. Nurkazgan today suspended its activities until 1 June. Now according to the action plan are carried out epidemic prevention activities,” said Askarov.

Only in Kazakhstan 7.597 confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus and 35 deaths from COVID-19.

In 2014, the copper giant was restructuring, resulting in profitable units have been allocated to the company KAZ Minerals listed on global exchanges.

Developed assets Karaganda, Dzhezkazgan and Balkhash sites displayed in separate non-public Cuprum Holding, or Kazakhmys.

(Tamara Vaal, the text-Maria Gordeeva. Editor Mary Grabar)

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