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Workers Test COVID19 Positive at Canadian Royalties Nunavik Nickel Mine

Mining News - Published on Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Nunatsiaq News reported that 2 workers at Canadian Royalties’ Nunavik Nickel mine site tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but Nunavik health officials say there is no threat to other workers or residents in the region. Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services said “The investigation is now complete: the two workers are not contagious. Further analysis was done and finally, no one has COVID-19. Workers with positive tests were flown out, following the mine protocol before the investigation was complete, but represent no risk of infecting anyone.”

That decision rests with the Nunavik Regional Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee. That committee gave the green light for Nunavik employees of Glencore Raglan to return to work as of Sept. 1 but has yet to indicate when Nunavik Nickel employees in the region can go back to work.

Canadian Royalties operates an open pit and an underground mine about 70 kilometres southwest of Kangiqsujuaq. That mine closed in late March as most of Quebec went into lockdown. Nunavik Nickel then re-opened in April, although its Nunavik-based employees have not yet received the go-ahead to return to the work site.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 22 Sep 2020
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