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Montevideo, June 7th 2023 - 07:56 UTC

Tag: COVID-19

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:52 UTC

    Covid-19 test or vax no longer required to enter Brazil

    The isolation of passengers with symptoms compatible with covid-19 or with confirmed contamination is maintained.

    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.

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  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    New strain of Covid-19 virus detected in Ecuador

    The new variant has already been identified in other Latin American countries such as Guatemala, Chile and Brazil.

    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.

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  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    WHO forecasts new pandemic, deadlier than Covid-19, is coming up

    Tedros also called on world leaders to take preventive measures to avoid a global meltdown

    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.

  • Sunday, May 7th 2023 - 13:27 UTC

    Lula insists Brazilians need to get vaccinated against Covid-19

    “The Federal Government will promote health, science, and research in our country. It will act to preserve lives,” Lula stressed from London.

    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.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Police raid Bolsonaro's home in Covid-19 vax card probe

    “I did not take the vaccine and that's the end of it,” Bolsonaro told reporters

    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.

  • Wednesday, May 3rd 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    First case of Arcturus reported in Brazil

    The patient was a 75-year-old man with comorbiditiea

    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.

  • Tuesday, May 2nd 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Unvaxed travelers allowed back into the US shortly

    The measure becomes effective May 11 together with the end of the health emergency

    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.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    SARS cases on the rise in Brazil

    The Infogripe bulletin stressed the importance of vaccination

    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.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 09:45 UTC

    New strain of Covid-19 detected: Arcturus

    Arcturus “has already replaced other circulating variants” in India, the WHO 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.

  • Tuesday, April 25th 2023 - 12:09 UTC

    Mexican Interior Secretary denies rumors about AMLO's health

    “Speculations are the product of some people's ill will,” Secretary López said

    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.