PERTH (miningweekly.com) – The Northern Territory government is working to trace some 900 workers from gold miner Newmont Corporation’s Granites gold mine, after a fly-in, fly-out worker tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend.
The workers who left the mine for Darwin, Alice Springs, Brisbane and Perth, have all been told to self-isolate.
The Minerals Council of Australia noted that all employees at the mine site ware also now isolating apart from a small number of critical workers who were responsible for maintaining key systems. Around 750 workers are currently at the mine site.
The Northern Territory government said that the infected worker travelled by charter plan to the gold site, in the Tanami Desert, and is believed to have become infected during an overnight stay at a Brisbane quarantine hotel.