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Statement by AngloGold Ashanti

"AngloGold Ashanti Statement Provides Update on Positive Cases at Mponeng Mine", 24 May 2020.

AngloGold Ashanti confirms that, following the detection of its first positive COVID-19 case at its Mponeng Mine last week, a comprehensive screening, contact tracing and testing programme has revealed several cases at the site in Merafong, in Gauteng Province...Importantly, of the positive cases, the vast majority are asymptomatic. All positive cases will be isolated in line with national health protocols, with on-site facilities available for those who may need them...As a precautionary step, and after discussions with the regulator, operations at Mponeng Mine –which were running at 50% capacity –have been temporarily halted on a voluntary basis, to complete contact tracing and to again deep clean and sanitize the workplace and key infrastructure...

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