Chilean copper giant Codelco records 3,215 cases of COVID-19; nine fatalities

Chile’s state-owned Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, has registered a total 3,215 COVID-19 infections and nine deaths due to the pandemic, the chairman of the firm said on Monday, as pressure rises on production of the red metal. Chile’s copper miners have largely maintained output despite soaring case numbers in the South American country, though pressure has been mounting for companies to strengthen safety measures, even potentially at the expense of production.

Source: Devdiscourse