Telson Mining Corporation (CVE:TSN) (OTCMKTS:SOHFF) has temporarily stopped operations at its Campo Morado mine in Mexico after the country’s ministry of health ordered the suspension of all non-essential public and private businesses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The order became effective on March 31 after its publication in Mexico’s Official Gazette of the Federation, the country’s main government publication.
Telson said it immediately commenced the process of winding down operations at its Campo Morado mine in Guerrero, Mexico. The company is also in the process of reducing its workforce in order to comply with the order.
"The health and safety of our employees, union partners, contractors and the communities in which they work and live are a priority," CEO Ralph Shearing said in a statement. "We will continue to provide significant support to our employees and where possible to local community residents. To date, Telson has not experienced any incidents related to COVID-19 at its sites or corporate offices."
Appropriate security and environmental procedures will remain fully functional during the suspension, the company said.
Campo Morado is a polymetallic base metal mine with mining and milling equipment capable of producing up to 2,500 tons per day.
In February, the company announced that the Campo Morado mill had processed nearly 41,000 tons of material including zinc and lead concentrates since being brought back online in January.
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