Police in Chile is training dogs to detect people that may be infected with the coronavirus by sniffing their sweat. The dogs - three golden retrievers and a labrador - are between the ages of four and five. Until now, they have been used to sniff out illicit drugs, explosives and lost people, police say.
Chilean lawmaker launched hundreds of internet memes on Wednesday when she ran through congress wearing a pink cape and waving matching fans to celebrate passage in the lower house of a coronavirus emergency aid measure.
Shanghai copper hit its highest in nearly 25 months on Monday, while London copper scaled a 24-month high, on supply worries from top producer Chile due to a potential strike at a mine.
Copper raced to its highest levels since January this week as speculators piled into the market, betting on further disruptions in top producer Chile and firm demand from the biggest consumer China.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced on Sunday a new US$ 1.5 billion package of measures to help keep the country´s ailing middle class afloat as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the economy of the world´s top copper producer.
Chile's Codelco has halted work on a multibillion-dollar project to extend the life of its El Teniente mine as the copper producer strives to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease through its workforce, the state-owned mining company said.
Middle classes in Chile are going through a complicated moment, with many slipping into poverty as long-established inequality was increased by the coronavirus pandemic and overall slowdown of the economy.
Chile's economic activity fell by 15.3% in May from the same month a year ago, the central bank said on Wednesday, hitting yet another historic low as measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus left many out of work and businesses shuttered.
Chile on Sunday reported a total of 271,982 coronavirus infections since the outbreak began in the country, and 4,216 in the last 24 hours, of which 12 correspond to the Magallanes region in the extreme south of the country.
South American carrier LATAM has suspended ticket sales on 23 routes across its network, including several domestic routes within Chile and international routes from Brazil, Chile and Peru. At the same time, the Santiago-headquartered carrier has made the bold move to suspend international destinations from five Argentinean destinations to the carrier’s hubs in Santiago, Lima and Sao Paulo until 2021.