Quebec Allows Mines to Reopen
Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) reported it is taking steps to resume its operations in Quebec’s Abitibi region, which includes the LaRonde Complex, the Goldex mine and the Canadian Malartic mine (50% AEM, 50% Yamana Gold), in an orderly fashion while ensuring the safety of employees. At each of these operations, AEM will implement health, hygiene and physical distancing measures that meet or exceed the government’s requirements. The company also said it will communicate with the government of Quebec to ensure ongoing compliance.
Eldorado Gold Corp. restarted operations at Lamaque. The company said it has safety protocols in place to address COVID-19 at all its sites, including Lamaque, such as temperature screening, compliance with additional hygiene measures and task observation to ensure that all work is performed respecting physical distancing, and the use of appropriate personal protective equipment.