Negative test required for Zimbabwe staff. operations continue
Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd must inform that a worker, working at the sanitary department, has unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19 and is now isolating. Global Tech is sending the best wishes for a speedy recovery and must inform that there has been a rapid rise in positive cases in Zimbabwe, and the workers being in close contact need to start their self-isolation period. All workers needing to isolate will be paid fully for their 10 days starting from May 12, 2021. All staff will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test result before returning.
The Company is in the process of thoroughly disinfecting all facilities on the mine site. The Company had implemented all necessary precautionary measures recommended by worldwide and local health authorities in order to minimize the transmission of Covid-19 when activities resumed at the Zimbabwe site in mid-2020. All employees are required to wear full PPE as masks, protective eyewear, maintain social distancing and practice proper cleaning habits and comply with all local government protocols relating to Covid-19. The Company had also implemented a system whereby employees worked within designated limited groups, departments, or bubbles further limiting potential exposure to its workforce. Due to the extraordinary steps the Company has taken to limit the spread of COVID, several other departments at the Zimbabwe site that had no contact with the department which currently poses a COVID risk continue to operate.
The Company's main focus has been to ensure the safety of the employees exposed to Covid-19 and ensure that its Zimbabwe site will be a safe place for the rest of its employees and contractors working at the site. Charlton Holmes, President and CEO of the Company stated, "we are wishing all affected employees and/or family that has tested positive a speedy recovery. We will continue to monitor our Covid-19 protocols to ensure the safety of our employees".