Miners wary over Covid-19 outbreaks in Escondida and Peruvian mines

Mining unions have recently expressed concerns over the rise of Covid-19 cases in Chile and Peru, leading to uncertainty over operations at some of the biggest base metal mines in the world.

Last Friday January 21, the Number 1 workers union at Escondida mine reported 312 cases of Covid-19, according to a union statement.  Escondida is the largest copper mine in the world,...

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Julian Luk

Ana de Liz

January 24, 2022

12:21 GMT

London