Coronavirus slams Poland’s already-troubled coal industry

MINEX Forum | July 7, 2020
img0 WARSAW, Poland — The coronavirus has ripped through Poland’s coal mines, where men descend deep underground in tightly packed elevators and work shoulder-to-shoulder to extract the source of 75% of the nation’s electrical power. Of Poland’s more than 36,000 reported COVID-19 cases, about 6,500 are miners — making them nearly a fifth of all confirmed infections in ...

Poland to close 12 mines for three weeks to stop coronavirus spread

MINEX Forum | June 10, 2020
img0 WARSAW: Poland will close two coal mines owned by state-run JSW and ten mines from PGG group on Tuesday for three weeks to stop the spread of the new coronavirus among miners, Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said on Monday. Sasin said the miners will receive pay during that time, and that there was no threat to coal deliveries. Poland has reported rapid growth ...

Coronavirus drives Alrosa to shift diamond sales from Hong Kong

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 7, 2020
img0 MOSCOW – Russia’s Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond mining company, will hold its March auctions in Moscow and Israel after Hong Kong postponed two jewellery shows because of the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Wednesday. Demand for diamonds in China, the world’s second-largest market after the United States, had already weakened last year because ...