Freeport's Cerro Verde copper mine in Peru closed on coronavirus protection

Cerro Verde, the world's fourth-largest copper mine in output, will suspend operations and enter a 15-day care and maintenance period following the Peruvian government declaring a national state of emergency, owner and operator Freeport McMoRan said on Tuesday March 17.

The 15-day period started on Monday March 16, with Cerro Verde working with authorities to 'be prepared and restart operations as soon as possible,' US-based Freeport added. Only employees strictly necessary to critical activity regarding the care and maintenance...

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Archie Hunter

Renato Rostás

March 17, 2020

15:28 GMT

London, São Paulo