Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou Monday stood by the words he said during Friday's virtual Mercosur Summit which led to a rife with his Argentina counterpart Alberto Fernández.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Monday ordered a sizeable reshuffle of his cabinet by accepting resignations from six top aides and appointing their successors. The most significant changes involved Foreign Affairs, Defense and Justice, at a time when the government's image is weakened and under pressure due to the way the coronavirus pandemic has been handled.
Argentina's Science Ministry Monday confirmed community circulation of the Manaus strain in the country had been established. The new variant is said to be more contagious and others also dare suggest it is even more lethal. Of the various Sars-CoV-2 strains known to science, only the South African one remains to be spotted in the country.
Florida State Governor Ron DeSantis Monday announced he would fight the federal administration's plans to create a national vaccine passport.
The British government Tuesday revealed that William Russell, the Lord Mayor of The City of London, paid a virtual visit to Chile on 9 and 10 March to strengthen trade links with the South American country.
British health authorities Monday reported the number of deaths caused by any known variant of the covid-19 virus had amounted to zero, which was deemed a “fantastic milestone.”