Great Panther Mining Ltd has announced that it has been closely monitoring the latest developments of the novel coronavirus through WHO, the Public Health Agency of Canada and local and national health authorities in the countries in which it operates. Great Panther continues to hold the health and safety of its people and host communities as a top priority.
All operations and offices have implemented travel restrictions, supervision, monitoring and response plans to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and outbreak. International travel has been suspended until further notice and health screening of any local contractors, visitors and employees has been implemented when appropriate. Additionally, operations continually assess the latest developments locally and have limited external visitors to only those who are business critical following detailed protocols. The company is also maintaining regular communications with its suppliers, customers and business partners to monitor any potential risks to its ongoing operations and to ensure timely and reasonable precautionary action.
To date, these measures have not impacted the company's operating mines in Mexico and Brazil and there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 across the company's corporate offices and mining operations. The Coricancha Mine in Peru has been on care and maintenance with some limited mining and processing campaigns to evaluate a restart of operations. In accordance with government-mandated restrictions in response to COVID-19, the Coricancha Mine personnel will conduct exclusively care and maintenance activities to sustain the appropriate safety and environmental systems during the 15-day National State of Emergency announced on 16 March 2020. The Coricancha Mine is not material to the company's operations.
Great Panther will continue to assess the effectiveness of business continuity measures implemented to minimise and mitigate any potential impact of the pandemic or restrictions imposed by local governments that may occur on its operations, supply chain, commercial and financial activities.
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