The fast spread of the COVID-19 in the past few weeks have forced some metallurgical mining companies to either slow down or to completely suspend their operations, as many countries where their mining sites are located have adopted the harsh measure of lockdowns to curtail the virus from infecting more citizens and to prevent their medical systems from collapses.
So far, the
impact of the COVID-19 in the metallurgical industry has been profound in that
the list of metallurgical products is getting longer with nickel, manganese,
copper, and iron ore all feeling the heavy blow.
uncertainties, however, not only cloud the supply but also demand as the
explosive growths in the confirmed COVID-19