Covid19 Cases Spread to Coal Mining Areas in East Kalimatan
Reuters reported that Indonesia's biggest coal-producing province of East Kalimantan has recorded a spike in coronavirus cases, with miners among those infected, but so far there has been no disruption to coal operations. The spread of Covid-19 in East Kalimatan has reached all areas and not just the urban areas. Borneo Island reported 979 coronavirus infections on Thursday, the highest number outside the densely populated island of Java.
Mine operations at companies such as PT Bumi Resources, the country's biggest coal miner, and PT Bayan Resources, which both have operations in East Kalimantan, were running normally
Indonesia is the world's biggest thermal coal exporter and has been riding a boom in prices powered by strong demand from countries such as China, South Korea and Japan.