ANMAT, Argentina’s drug regulator has authorized the emergency use of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine ahead of an expected delivery of 1 million doses of the Chinese-made jab.
Argentine president Alberto Fernandez blasted his former health minister, and close friend, Gines Gonzalez García over an “unforgivable” coronavirus vaccine scandal, in quotes published on Sunday.
Ecuador's electoral authority announced on Sunday that conservative candidate Guillermo Lasso will dispute the presidential runoff next April after coming in second place in the fiercely disputed February 7 election. The third-placed finisher denounced fraud.
Russia approved a third coronavirus vaccine for domestic use, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on state TV, though large-scale clinical trials of the shot, labeled CoviVac and produced by the Chumakov Centre, have yet to begin.
Members of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are set to take part in legal action challenging part of Brexit, the party said on Sunday. DUP opposes the Northern Ireland protocol, which covers post-Brexit trade between Britain and Northern Ireland, because it creates barriers between the British region and the rest of the UK and has caused disruptions.
The United States over the weekend reached the grim milestone of 500,000 Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic, as the nation's top virus expert warned a semblance of normalcy may not return until the end of the year.
Britain this Monday will call for the United Nations to be given urgent and unfettered access to Xinjiang to investigate reports of abuses in the Chinese region.
More changes are in the pipeline, announced Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, after replacing the CEO of the country's oil and gas giant Petrobras with a former general. The move had an immediate impact in markets given the confidence investors had in the removed University of Chicago educated economist, Roberto Castello Branco.
By Gwynne Dyer – It seemed innocent enough at the start: just a surge in the number of boys coming to school with notes from doctors saying they were excused from playing contact sports. But pretty soon high schools all over China were having trouble finding enough willing young men to make up a football team.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged that every adult in the United Kingdom should have been offered a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of July. The accelerated vaccine rollout would help protect the most vulnerable sooner and also enable the easing of some restrictions, the prime minister said.