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harmonyMining Weekly reports that two employees at Harmony Gold Mining Company’s Kalgold gold mine, in the North West, have tested positive for Covid-19.  

The individuals, both of whom were asymptomatic, were identified as positive through the company’s testing process, which is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Health.  Both individuals have been isolated and are receiving medical care.  The process of tracing possible contacts is under way, with all of those identified either self-quarantining or quarantining at a company facility for 14 days.  In a statement on 20 May, Harmony confirmed that its routine screening and testing at the mine would continue in line with its Covid-19 standard operating procedure.  The majority of Kalgold’s 600 employees have so far been tested for the virus .  Mining at Kalgold has largely been suspended, but the plant continues to operate and employees who have tested negative for Covid-19 have returned to work.

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