Brazil slashed temporarily the import tax on COVID-19 vaccines and other products related to the fight of the new coronavirus. According to the resolution from the Ministry of Economy's Chamber of Foreign Trade, CAMEX, the objective is to “facilitate the fight against the pandemic”.Add your comment!
Latin America has started to resume normal social and public life at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic still requires major control interventions, World Health Organization regional director Carissa Etienne warned.Add your comment!
Adult obesity is rising in the United States, with a greater impact on racial and ethnic minorities, a US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) report showed, at a time when the health condition is seen causing heightened risk for severe COVID-19.Add your comment!
Standard Chartered has announced further details on how the Bank is providing both short-term relief, and longer-term assistance, to communities across its British, European and American markets via the Bank’s recently launched US$ 50 million Covid-19 global charitable fund.Add your comment!
As a result of Covid-19 impacts and restrictions the Falkland Islands' Department of Agriculture has redirected surplus funds towards a salary for a third Agricultural Advisor. Director of Natural Resources Andrea Clausen told the Agricultural Advisory Committee that the move had been made in light of the high workload on the current Advisors, particularly with the need to support the investigation of Responsible Wool Handling and of businesses managing a future of lower wool and red meat prices due to uncertainties in the world market, the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit.1 comment
Clinical trials for the coronavirus vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University resumed in Brazil on Monday after the country’s health regulator got confirmation over the weekend that its British equivalent MHRA had approved the restart, a company representative said.14 comments
The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said on Monday that we need to fundamentally rethink our relationship with the elderly after huge losses to COVID-19 in nursing homes across the world robbed us of a generation of wisdom.Add your comment!
Japan suspended imports of pork and live pigs from Germany after a case of African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed in a wild boar in eastern Germany, the agriculture ministry said.Add your comment!
New Zealand will lift coronavirus restrictions across the country on Sep 21, except in its biggest city Auckland which is the epicenter of the second wave of infections, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.Add your comment!
Services activity in Brazil rose in July for a second straight month, figures showed on Friday, but the pace of growth was slower than forecast, suggesting the economy's rebound from the worst of the COVID-19 may not be quite so entrenched.Add your comment!