Aug 6 Randgold Resources Ltd, which
mines gold in Mali, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of
Congo, said it has advised its employees not to travel to areas
affected by the deadly Ebola virus as a precaution.
Randgold said contractors had been instructed not to bring
any workers from Ebola-affected areas to the company's sites.
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.
Mali shares a border with Guinea, while Ivory Coast borders
both Guinea and Liberia.
Randgold said that, although its operations are far from
affected areas, it had undertaken a "thorough awareness
campaign" about the disease for all its workers and continued to
monitor the situation closely.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that
the death toll from the Ebola outbreak had risen to 932.
(Reporting by Karen Rebelo in Bangalore; Editing by Robin