Although Project Manager Joseph Cheek said the situation was “not dramatic,” at least 16 of the 25 workers at Belgium's Princess Elisabeth polar station have tested positive for COVID-19 and the whole staff will remain isolated until Jan. 12, it was reported.
Brazil's National Sanitary Surveillance Agency, ANVISA has advised the suspension of the cruise season because of several covid-19 outbreaks onboard pleasure vessels sailing along the Brazilian coast.
Argentina's government has issued an environmental impact declaration for offshore oil drilling off the coast of Mar del Plata which has prompted voiceful objections from local residents, particularly Mayor Guillermo Montenegro of the opposition Juntos por el Cambio (JxC), while Federal Energy Secretary Darío Martínez welcomed the decision.
Bolivia's Vice President David Choquehuanca finally agreed to get vaccinated against COVID-19 despite ratifying that taking the jab in voluntary in Bolivia and that he has already overcome the disease.
By Jean Pisani-Ferry (*) – Twenty years ago, on January 1, 2002, citizens of 12 European countries began using new euro banknotes and coins. A larger-than-life project – emblematic of a time when European leaders were bold enough to step into the unknown – thus became a tangible reality.
China has announced it will cut subsidies for green energy vehicles such as electric cars by 30%, beginning January this year. A release from the Ministry of Finance said that the subsidies policy, NEV 2022 will be definitively closed by 31 December 2022.
South Africa's Parliament building in Cape Town was severely deteriorated by a huge fire Sunday. Although nobody has been reported injured, the event has sparked national security concerns. A suspect has been arrested. Firefighters worked for hours to extinguish the blaze.
Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene Sunday had her personal Twitter account canceled permanently for postings deemed untrue regarding COVID-19. We have permanently suspended the account for repeated violations of our Covid-19 disinformation policy, the company noted.