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Kirkland Lake Gold Provides Statement on COVID-19 Virus

Mining News - Published on Mon, 30 Mar 2020

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Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd was informed on Friday, March 27, 2020 that a worker who had been at Detour Lake Mine earlier this month has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The worker arrived at the mine with no symptoms on March 12th, began showing symptoms and self-isolated on March 14th and was taken from site on the morning of March 16th. All protocols were followed while the worker was on site. He received a positive result on Thursday, March 26th and informed the Company on Friday, March 27th. It said “All Detour Lake Mine employees were notified upon the Company being informed of the positive test on March 27th with instruction to be particularly vigilant in self-monitoring for signs of symptoms, particularly until March 30th (14 days after the worker’s departure from site). Employees were also instructed to complete the Ontario health self-assessment and to self-isolate and consult medical staff if the results indicated a need to do so. In addition, the Company has been informed by public health officials involved in the case, that all persons identified by the worker as having been in close contact have been contacted directly by the Porcupine Health Unit and instructed to seek a medical assessment and to self-isolate if advised to do so. Following a request by the Company, the Porcupine Health Unit visited Detour Lake Mine on Saturday, March 28th to review the Company’s health and safety protocols related to the COVID-19 virus.”

The Company is not aware of any workers at Detour Lake Mine, or at any of its other operations or offices, that are showing symptoms or are in self-isolation at site.

Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. is a growing gold producer operating in Canada and Australia that produced 974,615 ounces in 2019. The production profile of the Company is anchored by three high-quality operations, including the Macassa Mine and Detour Lake Mine, both located in Northern Ontario, and the Fosterville Mine located in the state of Victoria, Australia. Kirkland Lake Gold's solid base of quality assets is complemented by district scale exploration potential, supported by a strong financial position with extensive management expertise.


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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 30 Mar 2020
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