Tinka Resources Limited (CVE:TK) (OTCMKTS:TKRFF) has revealed that one of its employees has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Peru and is recovering well in self-isolation at home in Lima.
The explorer said it had complied and is complying with all protocols regarding the pandemic that have been established under the state of national emergency in Peru, which was declared on March 15.
The employee's infection is not believed to be related to overseas travel by persons related to the company, Tinka said in a statement.
"Tinka is working closely with the Ministry of Energy of Mines and the Pasco regional health agency to ensure that quarantine procedures are adequate for the company's remaining employees and nearby communities," it added.
The camp at the firm's Ayawilca project has been in lock-down since the state of national emergency and all non-essential personnel were removed before lock-down.
This year's drill program for Ayawilca has not yet started, and there have been no drill rigs on site this year, and will be delayed while the state of emergency and restrictions on travel remain in place.
"The safety of our employees, their families, and our nearby communities is our highest priority. Tinka has a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan based on recommendations from relevant authorities," CEO Dr Graham Carman commented.
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