The Chilean salmon industry is facing a new headache after a strict new coronavirus lockdown regime was announced Monday for the main processing hub of Puerto Montt, which is battling a steep increase in COVID-19 cases.

Lockdown restrictions in Puerto Montt are scheduled to take effect beginning 22:00 local time on Wednesday. Quarantine is scheduled to last 14 days but will be extended for a similar period if authorities don't see cases fall it has emerged.