Chile suspends flights to and from Great Britain for two weeks over COVID-19 concerns

Chile will suspend flights to and from Great Britain due to COVID-19 concerns, according to the Chilean government. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the day before that a new strain of the coronavirus had led to surging infection numbers. Non-resident foreigners who had been in Great Britain over the last 14 days will be banned from entering the country. The measure will go into effect at midnight Tuesday and last two weeks.

Chilean mines launch 5G remote monitoring trials

Swiss-Swedish technology firm ABB trialled remote control and monitoring of intelligent electric motors with a smart sensor linking a gold mining project located near Copiapo with a university in Santiago. Copper miner Codelco has also held a successful trial of a 5G network linking a high-definition camera at the primary crusher of its Radomiro Tomic copper mine in Antofagasta.

Spot prices for Chilean salmon are set to increase

Spot prices for Chilean salmon are set to increase further still in week 52 as the market continues its lengthy recovery. In week 51, the index saw prices climb by a further $0.25 per pound. A Chilean producer said they had been seeing prices even above Urner Barry's level, around $5.00-$5.10 for 3-5lb fish. It is expected for the price increase to continue for several weeks yet. However, a price correction could happen in early 2021.