COVID-19 case at Canadian mining conference

Australia’s mining sector is scrambling to deal with possible exposure to the coronavirus after a delegate to the world’s biggest mining conference in Canada was diagnosed with COVID-19.

The Australian is reporting more than 23,000 delegates attended the annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference in Toronto in the first week of March, including hundreds of Australian mining executives and technical specialists, and dozens of state and federal government bureaucrats.

Canadian health authorities said a 50-year-old Canadian national had been diagnosed with COVID-19. There was no known transmission source for the case, with the finger pointed at his attendance at the mining conference as the most likely source.

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