Great Panther Mining Ltd has temporarily suspended operations at the Topia mine in Mexico due to the detection of COVID-19 among the workforce. The health and safety of employees, contractors, and host communities remains a priority.
Testing and tracing of COVID-19 are part of the comprehensive protocols Great Panther has implemented across all of its operations in response to the pandemic. The company will continue working closely with the local government and regional health authorities to ensure a safe restart of normal operations. A reduced workforce will remain on site to maintain essential activities for the duration of the voluntary suspension.
The suspension of operations is not expected to exceed more than 30 days. For the three months ended September 30, 2020 , Topia produced an average of approximately 1400 gold equivalent oz per month and accounted for approximately 9% of the company's revenues. Great Panther's Tucano and GMC mines remain in operation with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. The suspension of operations at Topia is not expected to impact the company's ability to achieve consolidated production guidance.
Great Panther reaffirms its commitment to the safety of its people and the communities in which it operates and will provide updates of future developments as appropriate.
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