Mountain Province Diamonds suspends Gahcho Kué over COVID-19 outbreak
(Kitco News) - Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX and OTCQX: MPVD) today reported that there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Gahcho Kué mine site which has resulted in the temporary suspension of production related activities.
The company said that at present, 2 confirmed positive and 6 presumptive positive cases have been identified and the management team is assessing the situation and working actively to contain the outbreak to ensure it does not spread further or into the community. All affected individuals and their close contacts have been quarantined.
The company noted that the Government of the Northwest Territories defines an outbreak in a closed facility (which includes remote camps) as one or more confirmed or probable case(s) of COVID-19 where infection is acquired within the facility.
Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers Group in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada's Northwest Territories. The Gahcho Kué joint venture property consists of several kimberlites that are actively being mined, developed, and explored for future development.