In line with the World Health Organization's decision to lift the Covid-19 global emergency, Brazilian authorities decided that both nationals and foreigners entering the South American country no longer need to present proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test, Agencia Brasil reported.Add your comment!
Ecuadorian authorities have reported the appearance of a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the South American country and upped the biosecurity measures in force accordingly, it was announced during the weekend by the National Institute of Public Health Research (INSPI) in Quito, where the asymptomatic patient is.Add your comment!
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tuesday warned of a new pandemic coming up in the near future, which will be deadlier than Covid-19 and would be caused by ”another emerging pathogen with even more deadly potential.” It would be a Covid-19 variant, Tedros also explained.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva highlighted during the weekend the end of the Covid-19 international emergency. The South American country was the second with the most deaths recorded from the malady. Lula blamed his predecessor Jair Bolsonaro's denialism for that fact.
Brazilian Federal Police Wednesday morning raided Jair Bolsonaro's home in Brasilia and seized the former President's mobile phone and other evidence in a probe into allegations that the retired Army captain had falsified his Covid-19 vaccination certificate to enter the United States, which he denied.
São Paulo's Municipal Health Secretariat reported this week the first case of variant XBB.1.16 of Covid-19, also known as Arcturus in a 75-year-old man, bedridden and with comorbidities, who presented the symptoms of influenza syndrome and persistent fever on April 7.
The United States administration of President Joseph Biden has lifted the mandatory requirement of Covid-19 vaccination for travelers wanting to enter its territory, effective May 11, it was announced in Washington DC. The measure was in force since 2021.
While insisting on the importance of vaccination against Covid-19 and flu, Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) denounced a rise in the number of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) cases in 19 out of 27 in the last 6 weeks ending April 15, Agencia Brasil reported.
Scientists in India have detected at least 3,000 daily cases of a new subvariant of Covid-19 which has been dubbed Arcturus and is a sublineage of the Omicron version. The new strain has been reported to spread fast and affect even the vaccinated population. It also produces unforeseen symptoms.
Mexican Secretary of the Interior Adán Augusto López Monday denied President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) had suffered a heart attack or was even hospitalized following local media reports in that regard. AMLO is in isolation due to Covid-19, it was reported.