March 30, 2020

Update set of measures regarding COVID-19 in Severstal

Further to reports on Friday 27th March that one of Severstal’s employees was being tested for COVID-19, the Company updates that the employee’s test results have now come back positive, confirming that he has the virus. Seven further employees with whom the confirmed case had been in contact are now also suspected of having the virus and are awaiting final test results. None of these employees are, or have had any contact with, production personnel. The employees are currently in isolation, and their symptoms are being treated while they await their test results.

Severstal continues to strictly follow the recommendations of the authorised bodies, and is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the virus at the Company’s offices and production sites. These include:

  • Mandatory sanitation and disinfection at all premises;
  • Employee temperature checking on arrival at work;
  • Restrictions on business travel abroad, requesting colleagues returning from abroad to work from home for a period of 14 days;
  • Suspension of all organised activities and meetings; restrictions on handshaking;
  • Discontinuation of mandatory entrance breathalyser checks at Company sites from 17 March;
  • Remote working, where possible from 23 March;
  • Regular newsletters and a Hotline on the topic "Coronavirus";
  • All employees are strongly encouraged to strictly follow the self-isolation regime and other measures to prevent the global spread of coronovirus in accordance with the requirements of the authorities in the regions where Severstal operates.