Platinum group metals miner Northam Platinum reports that an employee at its Zondereinde mine, in Limpopo, has tested positive for Covid-19.
The employee reported to the mine’s medical facility on May 3 after feeling unwell. Having shown symptoms of Covid-19, the employee was immediately admitted to the mine’s isolation facility and tested.
On receipt of the positive test result, the employee was transferred to a hospital in Rustenburg.
Four other employees, identified as having been in contact with the infected employee, were examined, screened and admitted to the mine’s isolation facility.
As is required, the departments of Health and Mineral Resources and Energy and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, have been notified.