Two workers that sparked Kinross Russia gold mine lockdown test negative
Mining News Pro - Two workers that sparked the lockdown of a gold mine in Russia’s Far East involving almost 900 workers have tested negative for the new coronavirus, local authorities said.

According to Mining News Pro - Mine operator Kinross Gold Corp of Canada, which produces gold and silver in Russia, isolated its Kupol mine complex this week, including 866 on-site workers.

The two employees had been hospitalised with suspected coronavirus infections in the biggest mining lockdown since the outbreak of the disease.

The company did not respond to a request for immediate comment regarding when it might lift its lockdown.

There were 199 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Russia as of March 19, official data showed.