Via The Patriotic Vanguard: Ebola: London Mining Implements Precautions.
The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone and neighbouring countries has created concern among Sierra Leoneans and foreigners alike.
While the Sierra Leone government and international partners like the World Health Organization are doing all they can to contain the menace, some foreign companies like Sierra Rutile and London Mining have started implementing some precautions to keep their workers healthy and safe. The United States Embassy has also issued an update on the issue.
Here is a press release from London Mining on the Ebola threat signed by company Managing Director Graeme Hossie:
The Company (London Mining) notes recent news reports from Sierra Leone indicating an increased number of cases of Ebola Fever predominantly in the East of the country bordering the area in Guinea where the outbreak first occurred some months ago and confirms that as a precautionary measure in line with its standard operating procedures, restrictions have been imposed on non-essential travel by visitors from affected areas and some personnel who are able to work remotely, with operations personnel remaining in country and operations running as normal.
The Company has not had any incidences of the disease among its workforce and is not aware of any incidences in the communities surrounding the Marampa mine and continues to monitor the situation carefully.
The World Health Organisation does not recommend that any travel or trade restrictions be applied to Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone based on the current information available for this event.
Production at Marampa is unaffected.