Epidemiological situation in the Company remains under control. Operations and development projects continue undisrupted.
The number of active cases in Polymetal decreased in Q4, though following recent outbreaks in Omicron variation of the C-19 virus in Russia and Kazakhstan the Company returned to remote work for some of the off-site employees. As of the date of this press release, there are 130 active cases of the disease in Polymetal.
The regions are taking divergent paths on the scope and severity of C-19 related restrictions. Enforcement, in general, is very unstable. Polymetal operations are not affected given there is a specific federal carve-out for the transportation of FIFO employees.
Polymetal continues to facilitate non-obligatory vaccination among employees by organizing vaccination at local hospitals or establishing vaccination points on site. 65% of Polymetal employees are already vaccinated.