Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS) (TSX: PAAS) (“Pan American”) today announced that operations at its four mines in Peru: Shahuindo, La Arena, Huaron and Morococha, are temporarily suspended, in accordance with government-mandated restrictions in response to COVID-19. On March 16, 2020, the government of Peru declared a National State of Emergency requiring a 15-day national quarantine. Pan American will conduct care and maintenance activities during the suspension to sustain the appropriate safety and environmental systems, and ensure operational readiness when the suspension is lifted. As the situation is dynamic, Pan American is currently unable to determine the impact on our Peruvian operations for 2020.
“Our primary concern is the health and safety of our employees and contractors, and the communities in which they live and work,” said Michael Steinmann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pan American.
About Pan American Silver
Pan American Silver is the world’s second largest primary silver producer, providing enhanced exposure to silver through a diversified portfolio of assets, large reserves and growing production. We own and operate mines in Mexico, Peru, Canada, Argentina and Bolivia. In addition, we own the Escobal mine in Guatemala that is currently not operating. Pan American Silver has a 25-year history of operating in Latin America, earning an industry-leading reputation for operational excellence and corporate social responsibility. We are headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and our shares trade on NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “PAAS”.