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Gold-mining giant's coronavirus strategy honed during Ebola outbreaks
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Barrick Gold is better prepared than most companies when it comes to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world’s No. 2 gold miner, which manages operations in 14 countries, has navigated two Ebola outbreaks, tuberculosis and the chicken pox in recent years.
“The whole thing is about screening and testing" and tracing a disease, Mark Bristow, CEO of the Toronto-based company, told FOX Business exclusively.
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COVID-19 has infected 399,000 people worldwide and killed 12,900, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, causing some miners to put operations on care and maintenance as they deal with the pandemic.
Barrick’s response to COVID-19 is critical to the wellbeing of its employees since it's the health services provider in many of the developing countries where it operates.