Aug 8 Gold miner Aureus Mining Inc,
which operates in Liberia and Cameroon, said there were no
suspected or reported cases of the Ebola virus disease across
The company said construction at its New Liberty gold
deposit in Liberia continued and non-essential staff had been
granted leave, including the exploration team following the
completion of the drilling season.
The miner said it was implementing precautionary measures
and contingency plans to ensure that employees, contractors and
visitors were not placed under unnecessary risks.
The Ebola outbreak began in February in the forests of
Guinea. While the death toll there continues to rise, the
epicentre has shifted to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The worst-ever outbreak of the disease has claimed at least
932 lives in west Africa, according to the World Health
(Reporting by Karen Rebelo in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar