As COVID-19 continues to trigger massive global disruption to supply chains, the mining industry is feeling the impact. The mining industry depends heavily on global supply chains for suppliers of machinery, equipment and parts, as well as raw materials to its consumers around the world. In many resource-rich countries, mining is economic bedrock, with both developing and emerging nations benefiting from its crucial position in eliminating poverty, sustainable development and social change. However, similar to the other economic industries, the mining industry has not been spared the negative effects of outbreaks of COVID-19. In terms of health and safety threats, close working conditions at mine sites put employees on the front line, leading the industry to quarantine workers.

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