In Mexico, the first 200,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine arrived last night this Monday.
About eight million people in Central American countries are hungry, four times more than in 2018, due to the effects of climate events and the corona virus, the United Nations (UN) reported Tuesday, with more countries advancing or launching their own campaign. Vaccine against Govt-19.
The world was hit by 112 million epidemics and more than 2.48 million deaths this Tuesday, after 290,000 and 7,000 in the last 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University database between El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The UN estimates that the effects of the virus are almost four times greater than in 2018.
For this reason, the UN-based agency urged the international community to provide assistance to 2.6 million people in the four countries analyzed, which would require $ 47.3 million over the next six months, according to AFP.
We call on the international community to support WFP’s efforts in Central America and to help 2.6 million people by 2021, which will require $ 47.3 million over the next 6 months.
Miguel Barreto (igMiguelWFP) February 23, 2021
In the region, the situation seems to be different in Mexico, where the first 200,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the corona virus arrived last night, which will be applied to 190,000 people over the age of 60 in three parts of the Mexican capital starting tomorrow.
“Cooperation between Russia and Mexico on the vaccine is a prime example of a joint effort to save lives by fighting the epidemic,” said Grill Dimitriev, managing director of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RTIF). Sputnik Company.
The Russian vaccine is already approved in more than 30 countries and is already being manufactured in Latin America in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Venezuela.
About eight million people in Central American countries are hungry.
In addition, the presidents of Argentina and Mexico, Alberto Fernandez and Anders Lபpez Obrador, met at the Mexican National Palace, where it was announced that until April, quantities of AstraZeneca produced between the two countries would be available to the region.
“This was achieved through the efforts of the President of Argentina,” Lopez Obrador told a joint news conference, in which he thanked the Argentine administration for providing the Spotnik V that Mexico received last night.
Severe food insecurity in Central America has nearly quadrupled in the last 2 years. Continuous cycles of drought and erratic weather have disrupted food production, especially in corn and beans.
WFP Espool (@WFP_es) February 23, 2021
Meanwhile, Brazil approved the commercialization of the Pfizer / Bioentech vaccine and its massive use, although the drug is not yet available in the country, with an average of more than 1,000 deaths per day weeks before the epidemic experienced a dramatic second wave.
So far, Brazil has begun its slow vaccination campaign with Coronavac, Chinese laboratory Sinovac and Oxford / Astrogeneneka, both of which are approved for emergency use only in priority groups.
Covit-19 and several years of intense weather events have exacerbated the crisis.
The second country with the highest mortality from the corona virus reported that more than six million people were vaccinated, equivalent to 2.8% of the 212 million population, according to the G1 portal.
Similarly, in Chile, where more than 2.9 million people have already been vaccinated, President Sebastien Pierre announced the start of face-to-face classes until March 1, gradually and automatically.
“It will have no power, but parents and guardians are going to decide independently when to send their children to schools and colleges,” stressed the president of Palacio de la Monet.
Since the onset of the Kovit-19 epidemic, the country has recorded 805,317 infections (20,848 active) and 20,151 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
The situation in the Middle East
In parallel, in the Middle East, Israel has already vaccinated more than 70% of its citizens over the age of 16 with a single dose of the corona virus, but Health Minister Yuli Edelstein has urged people not to limit themselves to protecting them before the next ceremonies, according to the Europa Press Agency.
Israel has already vaccinated more than 70% of its citizens over the age of 16.
The official posted on his Twitter account that more than 4.4 million people had received a single dose, and that more than three million of them had a second dose, all of which were given to Pfizer / Bioentech.
Similarly, Afghanistan on Tuesday as the first phase of the vaccination campaign against the corona virus, with the size of AstraZeneca, is currently very limited in this country, which is plagued by violence.
Meanwhile, Italy detected the first outbreak of the Brazilian variant of the corona virus at a high school in Rome, for which it began a temporary shutdown, raising the total number of closed educational institutions to six, according to local media.
In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of plans to end the national lockout on June 21 raised hopes, with the country seeing a sharp increase in bookings for flights and holiday packages in the UK over the past 24 hours. Abroad.
This is the example of the British airline EasyJet, where bookings from the UK increased by 337% on Mondays and Tuesdays, while package tour bookings increased by 630%.