March 16, 2020 / 1:43 PM / 4 months ago

REFILE-Endeavour Mining employee tests positive for coronavirus

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March 16 (Reuters) - Gold producer Endeavour Mining said on Monday an employee at its Houndé mine in Burkina Faso tested positive for COVID-19, and was placed under quarantine.

The employee experienced mild symptoms hours after arriving at the site, following his return from the UK, Endeavour said, adding that a few people who were in contact with the employee have been identified and placed under quarantine as part of preventative measures. (Reporting by Arundhati Sarkar in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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