Puerto Montt Mayor Harry Jurgensen announced the measures on Wednesday.
In late July, SalmonBusiness reported that the salmon processing rich area of Puerto Montt, southern Chile, was going into quarantine.
There are many salmon processors in Puerto Montt, including MultiExport, Cermaq Chile, Salmones Aysen and more.
Cooperativa reports that on Wednesday, the Los Lagos Health service, Scarlett Molt and regional mayor, Harry Jurgensen announced that Puerto Montt’s quarantine will be extended to the city indefinitely.
“This is how the quarantine for Puerto Montt extends for a minimum of a week and after that, we will evaluate until we count seven consecutives with a downward curve,” said Molt.
— Seremi Salud Los Lagos (@seremisalud10) August 12, 2020
This is despite a slight decrease in the number of positive cases of Covid-19 in the area, but this is not enough to lift the quarantine, they said.
In Chile, a total of 10,205 coronavirus-infected people have died, according to the University of Johns Hopkins.