Thursday, January 27

Positive case of Ómicron under strict isolation and strict measures are applied, says Cobre Panamá

Cobre Panama reported that the situation of new cases of Covid-19 of mine employees – including the first case in the country of the new Omicron variant – is kept under control due to the timely implementation of its biosafety measures and the application of 10,800 antigen tests since last week to date.

The affected employee arrived in Panama on December 8 and complied with the biosecurity regulations of the Ministry of Health, both before his arrival and after his arrival. CAs a preventive measure, the company requested that it carry out a mandatory isolation process, new tests were applied and these were negative, highlights a statement from Cobre Panamá.

On December 15, was again subjected to a mandatory control test from the company you tested positive for.

Due to his recent arrival from South Africa, and in collaboration with the Health staff, the results of his tests were sent to the Gorgas Memorial Institute for analysis, and today it was confirmed that he was positive in the Omicron variant.

The collaborator has been subjected to strict isolation and all his co-workers They have been evaluated and monitored without further cases of transmission being identified at the moment. The company will continue large-scale testing to protect its workers and the community.

Lhe company is watching over the health of the employee and all mine personnel. It continues to strengthen its biosecurity measures and confirms that the collaborator remains asymptomatic and in strict isolation. Almost 100% of his collaborators have completed 2 doses in the vaccination schedule.

With the recent increase in cases, additional biosafety protocol measures have been adopted. These include restrictions on internal mobility between the camps and the implementation of teleworking for personnel with chronic diseases who work in areas that support the mining operation.