Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday that New Zealand will remain under confinement unit next 24 August because of the spread of a Covid 19 outbreak detected earlier this week in Auckland.
The Delta variant of Covid-19 has reached Magallanes Region, extreme south of Chile. Three cases were confirmed on Wednesday by the regional Health Care office and the labs from the University of Magallanes.
Distribution of the Russian developed Sputnik V vaccine manufactured in Argentina started Thursday with the first batch of 1.14 million doses, it was reported.
According to data released Wednesday, Rio de Janeiro accounts for 36% of all coronavirus Delta variant detections in Brazil, making it the epicenter of that particular strain nationwide.
Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti has admitted over this past weekend that third doses of coronavirus vaccines were under consideration to face the surge in cases of Delta variant.
Uruguay's Health Minister Daniel Salinas Thursday denied his country was to change course in its coronavirus immunization drive despite the World Health Organization's (WHO) requested that countries with a surplus of vaccines should donate them before applying the third dose.
Wuhan, the Chinese city where the whole coronavirus pandemic kicked off in late 2019, is back under the spotlight following the decision of local health authorities to test the entire population in the aftermath of a new outbreak after 14 months with zero cases of domestic transmission.
Chilean health authorities have confirmed four cases of community transmission of the coronavirus Delta variant, it was announced Monday.
Health authorities in the Argentine province of Córdoba have ruled that all travelers who test positive for the Delta variant of the coronavirus are to isolate at hotels, following a recent local outbreak.
Paraguay's Health Ministry has confirmed six cases of the coronavirus Delta variant in patients with no recent travel history, it was reported.