The plant, which has the capacity to produce 4 500 t/d of ore, is continuing to operate on schedule, but its output is not being shipped, a spokesman said.
Both workers are currently hospitalised in Anadyr, awaiting the results of their coronavirus tests. The region has no confirmed cases of the new disease, which has infected 204 000 globally, including 147 confirmed cases in Russia.
“The plant is continuing its operations, and serious prophylactic measures have been taken. Work is ongoing under self-isolation conditions,” the spokesman said, adding that Kupol’s employees are under medical surveillance.
One of the hospitalised workers had returned to Russia from Verona in Italy, an epicentre of the outbreak, in late February, Russia’s consumer health and safety watchdog said.