April 1, 2020 | Antofagasta Minerals
has reduced the numbers of workers in 75% at the Pelambres expansion project in Chile. Some areas of the project are being placed under care and maintenance while other parts of the project will continue as scheduled. This measure will last at least 15 days and could be extended. The final impact in the delay of the project has not been determined yet....
April 1, 2020 | Mexico's Communications and Transport Ministry will not suspend port operations
despite the COVID-19 contingency plan entering Stage Two on March 22. However, the ministry will adopt sanitary measures and international recommendations to prevent the spread of the virus through maritime transport.
The ministry has not announced recent suspensions or cancellation of works on port expansion projects in the 2020-24 national infrastructure program. Industrial Info is tracking more than 280 active projects at Mexican ports and private terminals worth $4.5 billion. Click here
for a list....
March 26, 2020 | "Donate" and "drug companies
" are not often found in the same sentence. But, in this case, it is true, as several companies have offered up staggering amounts of the drug chloroquine (and other variations), a malaria drug developed in the 1930s, pending approvals on its effectiveness in combating the COVID-19 global scourge.
Amneal, Bayer, Novartis, Mylan and Teva are among those pledging hundreds of millions of doses of the drug, which is not currently approved as a treatment for COVID-19, to governments and hospitals. That has not stopped the field use of the drug by desperate physicians and the launch of scores of clinical trials across the world. Anecdotal results have been promising, but firm dosing guidelines and projected outcomes have not yet been established.
There has been a run on the drug in pharmacies across the world as scores of people secured prescriptions for its off-label use. New restrictions have popped up to safeguard the existing supply for testing and monitored use....