New COVID-19 case confirmed at Nunavik mine site

Glencore Raglan announces second case, unrelated to first one

A second worker at Glencore’s Raglan mine in Nunavik has tested positive for COVID-19. (File photo)

By Sarah Rogers

A worker at Glencore’s Raglan mine in Nunavik has tested positive for COVID-19.

The worker tested positive at the mine site and was put in isolation as soon as they received the positive test result, Glencore said in a statement on Thursday, Nov. 5. The worker is not a resident of Nunavik.

This is the second case of COVID-19 the mine has counted among its staff. Another worker tested positive for the virus in mid-October and was flown south.

The two cases aren’t related, Glencore said.

All of Raglan’s employees are tested for COVID-19 when they arrive on site, in addition to any screening they might get before they board their flights.

The nickel mine stopped operations in mid-March and then re-opened in April, though Nunavimmiut employed at Raglan only returned to work at the site in September, after a six-month leave from work.

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