BRIEF-Kumba Iron Ore updates response to South Africa's COVID-19 measures

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BRIEF-Kumba Iron Ore updates response to South Africa's COVID-19 measures

March 27 (Reuters) - Kumba Iron Ore Ltd KIOJ.J :

* UPDATES RESPONSE TO SOUTH AFRICA'S COVID-19 MEASURES

* IN LINE WITH SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS, KUMBA HAS STARTED TO IMPLEMENT ALL APPROPRIATE MEASURES ACROSS ITS OPERATIONS, WITH A FOCUS ON DE-DENSIFICATION OF WORKFORCE AND RIGOROUS HEALTH SCREENING AND ISOLATION WHERE NEEDED

* DURING LOCKDOWN PERIOD, KUMBA WILL CONTINUE WITH A C.50% LEVEL OF WORKFORCE AND RAIL AND PORT LOGISTICS INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT EXPORT OF IRON ORE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO SERVICE OPERATIONS

* KUMBA WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A NUMBER OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES, INCLUDING SECURITY; MINE MAINTENANCE; TAILINGS FACILITY SAFETY MANAGEMENT; WATER TREATMENT; COMMUNITY WATER SUPPLY; ACCOMMODATION PROVISION; HEALTH, SAFETY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE; AND CRITICAL HEAD OFFICE SERVICES

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