London, United Kingdom, 11 May 2021 – Nord Gold plc ("Nordgold" or the "Company"), the internationally diversified gold producer, has launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign at several of its mines, in cooperation with local authorities, to safeguard the health of its employees, their families and surrounding communities.
To date, 297 employees or approximately 20% have been immunised at the Berezitovy and Irokinda mines in Russia, as well as 710 employees or approximately 50% and 115 subcontractors at the Lefa mine in Guinea. Nordgold is also actively exploring a roll-out plan to deliver vaccinations at its remaining mines in Burkina Faso, Russia, and Kazakhstan.
The safety of our employees and contractors has always been our absolute priority at Nordgold. Vaccination against the coronavirus will ensure that our people are protected, as well as reducing the risk of the virus spreading to others. We are confident that our continuing vaccination programme will have a positive impact, helping us to all return to our usual mode of life and work. Nikolai ZelenskiChief Executive Officer of Nordgold
Currently, all incoming rotational staff are quarantined and tested prior to arrival onsite.
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Nordgold is an internationally diversified one million ounce gold producer with about 7,800 people operating a portfolio of nine mines (in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Russia and Kazakhstan) and a number of development and exploration projects in West Africa, Eurasia and the Americas. Since its foundation in 2007, Nordgold has established a global reputation as a leading developer of tier one gold mining assets with a proven commitment to community engagement, sustainability, efficiency and operating in an environmentally responsible manner. Since 2013, Nordgold has successfully constructed three gold mines, including two in Burkina Faso (Bouly and Bissa) and most recently, the Gross mine in Russia.