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Gold miner shuts head office after COVID-19 test result

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IAMGOLD (TSX:IMG) announced yesterday it is shutting its Toronto headquarters for one week following the positive COVID-19 test result for one of its employees.

The IAMGOLD employee who tested positive was last in the Toronto office on March 6, 2020.

The individual is in self-quarantine at home, and in stable condition with moderate symptoms.

During PDAC the employee attended various functions away from the conference. IAMGOLD said the employee attended two private company events and briefly attended the Northern Ontario Night on March 2, 2020 at the Steam Whistle Brewery, but did not attend the PDAC convention or other events. Attendees at the company events have been notified.

Health and safety is our top priority at IAMGOLD. In addition to closing the Toronto office, we are conducting a deep cleaning and disinfection of the office. Toronto office employees have been asked to work from home until the end of the week, March 20th, 2020, at which point the company will reassess.

Last week, Kinross also said it had an employee who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

IAMGOLD is a mid-tier mining company with four operating gold mines on three continents.

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