One of the crew members from the Falklands bound trawler Argos Pereira, currently retained in Montevideo with 28 Covid-19 cases tested positive, had to be evacuated Monday afternoon and taken to a local hospital, because of further complications to his health situation.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday listed AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, widening access to the relatively inexpensive shot in the developing world.
The Falkland Islands hospital, KEMH, is inviting people aged between 45 and 49 to receive their Covid-19 vaccination this Tuesday, 16 February at the Falkland Islands Defence Force, FIDF, Hall in Stanley, between 09:00 am and 12:00 pm.
The Falkland Islands government has informed of the new requirements for people travelling to England. In effect, as part of its response to Covid-19, the UK government has announced new testing requirements for people travelling to England from outside the Common Travel Area.
Following the success of the £2 coin issued on behalf of the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands last year, Pobjoy Mint announced the new release of a 50 pence coin that bears a design reflecting the universal role of nurses and their nursing values.
Argentina's Health Ministry on Monday said 91 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours have raised the country's total death toll to 50,327. According to the ministry, tests have detected 3,259 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the nationwide count to 2,029,057.
Separatist parties in Catalonia have boosted their parliamentary majority in the regional elections. The pro-union Socialist Party, led by former health minister Salvador Illa, won the most votes to claim a narrow victory but will struggle to form a government.
The Argentine government expressed deep concern following a report in the official twitter from the United States Commander Submarine Force Atlantic, (Comsublant) in which it reveals that it had recently operated in the South Atlantic, “with British support” from the Falklands, “in a display of the global reach of both nations.”
Former Argentine president Carlos Menem died at the age of 90 on Sunday in a clinic in Buenos Aires, where he was admitted in December with a urinary tract infection. The president ruled Argentina during a time of short-lived economic stability and he enjoyed an often flamboyant lifestyle.
Red Ensign flagged trawler Argos Pereira which was heading for the Falkland Islands squid season, has been retained in the port of Montevideo after 28 of its 54 crew members tested positive to Covid-19, despite having complied with the expected protocols in the high seas before docking for bunkering in the Uruguayan capital.