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Covid-19

Brazil: Campinas University shuts down 1,311 students who failed to show vaccination proof

The State University of Campinas (Unicamp) has shut down 1,311 of nearly 35,000 students for not showing proof of...

Brazil approves clinical trial for first Covid-19 vaccine developed in the country

Brazilian health authorities on Monday approved a clinical trial for the first Covid-19 vaccine...

Ecuador’s president announces he will declare end to Covid-19 pandemic

Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso announced Monday that he would declare the Covid-19 pandemic in the South American country over. "The pandemic has ended in Ecuador,...

Brazil vaccinated 55.7% of the population with third dose against covid

Brazil has reached 80.75% of the population with the 1st complete vaccination cycle against covid-19. The number represents 172,252,556...

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...

Bolivia introduces annual vaccination against Covid-19

Bolivia will administer an annual booster dose to strengthen the population's immunity to Covid-19,...

Panamanian government lifts health requirements for travelers entering the country

The Panamanian government announced Thursday the repeal of some of the health regulations for travelers entering the country, which were introduced amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was formalized through an executive decree, which means the...

Brazil to increase vaccinations in all border cities

Brazil will increase vaccination against polio, COVID-19, and yellow fever in its border cities to prevent introducing these diseases into the country, the Ministry of Health announced today, Tuesday. A total of 33 Brazilian municipalities in...

Brazil simplifies measures for entry of foreign tourists into the country

The Brazilian government has announced that it will simplify control measures for the entry of tourists related to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a decree...

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...