Upon the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Azure acted quickly to ensure the well-being and safety of employees, contractors and local communities by implementing the following steps in early to mid-March:
• Suspension of drilling and all field exploration;
• Suspension of trial processing of ore from Oposura with concentrates bagged and stored in the Company’s warehouse;
• Field crews demobilised to their home bases; and
• Implementation of recommended policies and procedures which included “no travel”, “no congregating in groups”, “social distancing” and “working from home”.