Chile's police chief resigned on Thursday after officers shot two minors in an incident that sparked outrage across a country already alarmed at heavy-handed security force tactics during months of social protests.
Chile is set to open its borders for the first time in eight months as it marks November 23 as its official tourism reopening date. The Ministry of Health announced last week that Chile would allow tourists to return to the country on November 23, but like other countries that are reopening, Chile is applying a measured approach to kick-starting tourism with new requirements in place for arrivals.
Magallanes in the extreme south of Chile is the country's region with the largest rate of Covid-19 positive cases, according to the latest official data. On Sunday 108 new contagion cases were reported, 44 of which of random swabbing in the region mainly in the capital Punta Arenas.
The continuing coronavirus pandemic poses the most significant risk to Chile’s financial system as institutions’ capacity to take mitigating action diminishes, the country’s Central Bank warned in a report on Wednesday.
On 11 November 2020 Chile’s Deputy Minister for International Economic Relations, Under-Secretary Rodrigo Yáñez and the UK’s Minister for the Americas, Wendy Morton MP hosted the virtual seminar “Access to Vaccines – Finance, Delivery and Distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean” bringing together policymakers and scientific experts from across the region and the world to discuss the urgent work of ensuring equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines.
There is no doubt that this pandemic requires a global response. So, collaboration among countries has become crucial in all our efforts to overcome this generation-defining crisis.
The Falkland Islands Government continues to closely monitor the situation regarding the suspension of commercial air links with Chile and Brazil, in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera said the country’s health regulators had given the go-ahead to a clinical trial of the AstraZeneca PLC COVID-19 vaccine. Piñera said the AstraZeneca trial would follow one by America’s Johnson & Johnson that is already underway and another by China’s Sinovac, whose first vaccine doses arrived in Chile last week.
Chile’s world-leading copper industry will see investment lag for at least two years as the country rewrites a constitution that underpinned nearly three decades of mining growth in the South American nation.
A top aide of Chilean President Sebastian Piñera resigned after lawmakers censured him for allowing police abuses during social protests. Victor Perez quit on Tuesday shortly after the lower house voted 80 to 74 to temporarily suspend him from his duties, becoming Piñera's third Interior Minister to leave his post since 2018.