With the number of COVID-19 cases surging in southern Peru near where Cerro Verde operates, the mine is providing oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators and their accessories to health centers in the Arequipa Region.
Cerro Verde also continues to participate in meetings with community health officials and is participating in vaccination campaigns in Yarambaba, Tiabaya and La Joya, as well as providing personal protective equipment to those communities. In addition, Cerro Verde is purchasing equipment for the cold transport and storage of vaccines for health centers in the region. They also are providing outdoor seating, hats, masks and water bottles to those waiting in vaccination lines.
Since the start of the outbreak, Cerro Verde has donated funds to purchase CPAP ventilators, built oxygen generating plants, helped acquire more than half a million test kits for the government and contributed tens of thousands of PPE items to regional health centers. Cerro Verde also provided bus transportation for health-care workers and donated food baskets to families impacted by COVID-19.
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