Omicron disrupts Agnico’s Nunavut operations

The transfer comes because the Nunavut authorities introduced restrictions on motion out and in of the capital of Iqaluit, capability limits and a few enterprise closures after a suspected case of group transmission.

Agnico says it has elevated its testing protocols for remaining staff at website. It is going to even be assembly with its native contractors to debate comparable measures for his or her Nunavummiut workforce. 

Final 12 months, miners working in distant areas in Canada, together with Agnico, despatched house Indigenous staff and restricted contact between fly-in staff and communities to reduce the chance of spreading covid-19. The extremely transmissible Omicron variant of the virus now threatens a wave of recent disruptions, even after the roll-out of vaccines and vaccine mandates this 12 months. 

Final month, Kirkland Lake Gold shareholders permitted a merger with Agnico, set to be finalized within the first quarter of 2022. Kirkland Lake CEO Tony Makuch will probably be taking up as Agnico CEO, with present Agnico head Sean Boyd turning into government chair.

(This text first appeared within the Canadian Mining Journal)


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