Brazil has been displaced from its shrine as the world's second-worst country regarding coronavirus infections. Its place has been taken over by India.
Famous Argentine TV-radio host and former sportscaster Mauro Viale has died in Buenos Aires at the age of 73 due to covid-19 complications, it was reported. He had received the first dose of the vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus last week.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) will be sending a delegation to Russia next week to conduct an onsite review of the facilities where the Sputnik V vaccine is manufactured, it was announced Friday.
Starting this Friday, restrictive measures imposed a week ago as a part of the local authorities in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro's strategy against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic are to be lightened, it was announced.
The mayor of a municipality in the western Venezuelan state of Yaracuy this week forced people to mark the homes of Covid-19 patients in his community with signs to prevent visits and prevent contagion.
The University of Chile Thursday announced the discovery of the remains of a hitherto unknown species of a mammal that inhabited Patagonia some 74 million years ago.
Following the latest death toll from covid-19 in Uruguay (238 in the last seven days), the country moved up to second place in South America in terms of the number of deaths from the disease relative to its population (3.5 million) in the last week. A study shows that the behaviour of the population in the face of the pandemic during 2020 has changed in the last weeks, resulting in more mobility amid record daily cases and a progressive vaccination program.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Wednesday announced virtual schooling in his country would continue until at least May 3, amid soaring numbers of covid-19 infections.
Despite the growing number of covid-19 cases nationwide, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday insisted there would be no further restrictive measures and ruled out a full-scale lockdown.
Chile's Labor Minister María José Zaldívar submitted her resignation Wednesday to President Sebastián Piñera, who accepted it and announced he would appoint Deputy Patricio Melero to succeed her.