Decisions made after this period will be analyzed and communicated in due course, the company added.
The move comes while workers at the Escondida copper mine plan to ask the Chilean government to halt production at the site if its operator BHP does not adopt preventives measures
to stop the spread of the virus.
"Safety, security and wellbeing of our workforce is our highest priority and we are employing a comprehensive set of measures at Escondida and across our assets globally to manage the evolving situation. We continue to following all...