In Argentina, the government of San Juan, the chambers of the sector and the unions have agreed that the two main mining ventures in the province can start up again this week, after mining was declared an essential activity.

In response to this, 25% of mining workers have started at the Veladero and Gualcamayo gold mines, located in the border departments of Iglesia and Jáchal, for rotating periods of 14 days. About 500 workers will return to Veladero de Barrick and at least 100 to Galcamayo de Yamana Gold, applying the biosecurity measures established in a resolution by the local mining authority.

“We have established the return to work in each of the enterprises gradually, and we began to outline the first steps to follow for the reactivation,” San Juan Minister of Mining Carlos Astudillo said.