Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Tuesday announced third doses of COVID-19 vaccines were to be applied to specific groups of patients as well as to foreign tourists.
Paraguay's Treasury Monday forecast economic growth of 4.5% by the end of 2021, it was announced.
Argentine businessman Eugenio Schneider, who owned a successful sandwich restaurant near Paysandú in Uruguay, was found dead on the west side of the Uruguay river shore Saturday. His body was identified Monday by his family. He was 81.
Argentina's Union of Land Workers (UTT) Monday camped in front of the Congress building in Buenos Aires in support of the Access to Land bill. The UTT, which claims to represent rural workers nationwide, who make up for 8 % of the national workforce, planned to stay mobilized for 4 days in a row.
Chile's capital Santiago and 14 other communes nearby communes are to return to phase 3 of the national Government's contingency plan, following 929 COVID-19 infections detected in the last 24 hours, out of a total of 1,677 nationwide, it was announced Monday.
Uruguay's Secretary to the Presidency Álvaro Delgado is to meet with the regional manager of the Pfizer laboratory to finalize the details for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines with which the administration of President Luis Lacalle Pou hopes to lure more foreign tourists into the country for the Summer season.
Over 11 million Venezuelan pupils have returned to their schools Monday after a 19-month pause due to COVID-19. The Government had delayed the restart of on-site schooling several times, amid recurrent peaks in infections in addition to vaccination delays.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro had a video posting removed from Facebook after the social media administrators labelled it as “fake news” for linking COVID-19 vaccination to AIDS' HIV.
Chinese authorities have decided to go back to restrictive sanitary measures as around 133 cases of COVID-19 were detected in 11 provinces last week. The Beijing marathon has also been suspended.
Sudan's Army Monday has taken control of the capital city of Khartoum and arrested acting Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok as well as members of the sovereign council and other leading politicians. The coup has been condemned around the world, and the US halted US $ 700 million in aid, it was reported.