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Colombia Coal Mining Companies to Reduce Operations due to Coronavirus

25 Mar 2020

Colombian Mining Association announced that given the situation generated by Covid-19, mining companies have taken measures to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the health of their employees and communities. In response to the responsible decision to implement all the necessary measures to safeguard the lives of Colombians, several companies have decided to reduce activities, maintaining the employment contracts of their employees and social commitments. Colombian Mining Association president Juan Camilo Nariño said “This complex decision is due to a responsibility that we have with the country to guarantee the health and well-being of the communities, of our collaborators and in general of the Colombian population; for this reason, our affiliated companies have decided to temporarily reduce their activity, without affecting the employment of their workers or their commitment to the sustainability of the communities and regions where it operates.” Despite the strong measures taken, the companies have pledged to maintain their support for the communities, which include:

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