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Apex Mining Continues Maco Mine Operations at Reduced Capacity



After more than 20% of its workers were infected with the COVID-19 virus last December 2020, Listed Apex Mining Co. Inc (AMCI) is yet to continue operating at full capacity at its Maco Mine in Davao de Oro.

According to reports by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), AMCI has continued the operations of its mine and mill - but not at full capacity.

It can be recalled that in December last year, 69 of its employees and contractors contracted the virus. In addition, 15 more who were working in the mine also got infected.

AMCI said, “The employees who tested positive were turned over to the Local Government Unit (LGU) to be accommodated in their isolation facilities; together with the Medical Unit and with the assistance of the Barangay health workers, they are continuously being monitored to address immediate symptoms that may occur,

“Likewise, they are provided with supplies of medicines, food, and necessities,” it added.

Because some of its employees have already finished their quarantine, and some have recovered, the mines have continued its operations again.

“The offices of the Support Services were partially opened to cater to urgent and necessary services, Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, and purchasing but under the close supervision of the safety department to ensure health protocols. Others are on work from home status and the rest were advised to stay home until recalled,” AMCI said. “Continuously coordinated with the government agencies for the implementation of measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”

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