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.
COVID-19 had been relatively calm in Argentina until last week the number of cases began soaring again, with 7667 infections detected against 946 the week before.
There is complicity in some officials who instigate violence in the province of Río Negro, said Governor Arabela Carreras in reference to the National Institute of Indigenous Affairs (INAI) amid the escalation of the Mapuche conflict in Patagonia.
Cuba's flag carrier Cubana de Aviación has announced it would resume flight between Havana and Buenos Aires starting Nov. 20. The airline will also offer a weekly service to Cayo Coco as of Dec. 27.
Brazil's oil company Petrobras Monday decreed an increase in the price of gasoline of 7.04% at refineries and 9.15% in the case of diesel fuel, it was announced. These adjustments were to impact the price consumers pay at pumps as of Tuesday.