Aug 6 African Minerals Ltd said no
cases of the Ebola virus disease have been suspected or
confirmed at its sites in Sierra Leone and that it continued to
operate in line with market guidance.
The London-listed miner said it was closely monitoring the
outbreak of the disease and had undertaken measures that
included access control, temperature monitoring, enhanced
hygiene and travel restrictions.
The Ebola outbreak first began in February in the forests of
Guinea. The toll there continues to rise, but the epicentre has
since shifted to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone.
African Minerals, which operates the Tonkolili iron ore
project in Sierra Leone, said it was confident of its
performance in August despite reaching the heights of the wet
The company also said it was focusing on cost saving
initiatives and actively managing its working capital to deal
with weak iron ore prices.
African Minerals shares rose as much as 8 percent to 50.75
pence on Wednesday morning, before giving up some of the gains,
on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
Recent data from the World Health Organization (WHO)
recorded 1,603 cases of Ebola in the West African outbreak and
887 deaths - giving a death rate of over 55 percent.
(Reporting by Karen Rebelo in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar