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Covid-19

Chile ends masks and mobility pass mandates

Chile's Minister of Health, Ximena Aguilera, announced that Chile would move to an "opening" stage, which consists, among other...

Argentina ends mask mandate completely

The Ministry of Health established that the use of the mask or chinstrap will...

Brazil distributes one million doses of CoronaVac for Covid vaccinations of infants under 5 years

A new batch of one million doses of Chinese laboratory Sinovac's Coronavac vaccine has been provided to the Brazilian Ministry of Health for the...

Bolivia introduces annual vaccination against Covid-19

Bolivia will administer an annual booster dose to strengthen the population's immunity to Covid-19, Health Minister Jeyson Auza confirmed. Whether...

Panamanian government lifts health requirements for travelers entering the...

The Panamanian government announced Thursday the repeal of some of the health regulations for travelers entering the country, which...

100% of Ecuadorian students return to face-to-face classes

After more than two years of the pandemic, this September 1, 1.8 million Ecuadorian...

Brazilian Covid vaccine could be tested in humans in 2023

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by researchers at UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais) and Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) could be tested in humans in early 2023, according to scientists involved in the project. The immunizing SpiN-TEC...

Covid passport mandate for travelers to Venezuela suspended

The Venezuelan government announced Wednesday that it has decided to suspend the registration and presentation of the Biosafety Passport (Biocheck Automated System), which all travelers must present when entering the South American country. The country introduced...

Peru eliminates mask mandate for children in schools

On Monday, August 29, the Peruvian government authorized the voluntary use of masks for children in schools, even though it will continue to be...

Costa Rica ends mandatory Covid vaccination and will investigate purchase

The new center-right president of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, announced last week the end of mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 and announced an investigation into the contracts signed by the previous government because, in his opinion,...

Ecuador makes first booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine mandatory

Ecuador decided to incorporate in the complete vaccination scheme against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) the mandatory application of the first booster dose due to an increase of contagions in the country, announced on Tuesday,...