Chilean salmon producers are cutting the number of workers allowed on each shift and reducing production to avoid the potential spread of the deadly coronavirus.

In an update on Twitter, Arturo Clement, CEO of trade association SalmonChile, outlined measures being taken by Chile's salmon industry to stem the transmission of the virus.

In addition to cutting production, Clement said the industry has developed a plan to reduce the number of people at producers' operations and minimize risks for colleagues.

Health controls are being implemented, including taking workers' temperatures prior to entering processing areas.