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Rio Tinto To Slow Down Operations


Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020 

March 24 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto Ltd ::RIO TINTO UPDATE ON COVID-19.TO SLOW DOWN SOME OF OPERATIONS TO CONTAIN SPREAD OF COVID-19.RESUMPTION OF CONSTRUCTION OF ZULTI SOUTH PROJECT WILL BE DELAYED.AT RICHARDS BAY MINERALS IN SOUTH AFRICA, CO WILL CURTAIL PRODUCTION IN COMPLIANCE WITH A DIRECTIVE FROM GOVERNMENT.ALL MINING OPERATIONS AT RICHARDS BAY MINERALS TO BE HALTED BY MIDNIGHT ON 26 MARCH, FOR 21 DAYS.TOO EARLY TO SPECULATE ON WHEN OPERATIONS WILL RESUME OR ON 2020 PRODUCTION GUIDANCE.RESUMPTION OF CONSTRUCTION OF ZULTI SOUTH PROJECT WILL BE DELAYED.