Covid surge in South America as Brazil variant spreads

(BBC) - Coronavirus figures released by health authorities across South America on Monday show a number of countries grappling with a spike in infections and deaths. Uruguay and Paraguay registered record numbers of daily deaths, while the total number of...

More than 100,000 new cases in 24 hours in India, new record

India's most affected coronavirus state, which includes the megalopolis of Bombay, put new restrictions in place on Monday, as the country recorded more than 100,000 new cases for the first time in 24 hours. The hope that had emerged at...

Florida governor bans Covid-19 ‘vaccine passports’

(wrcbtv) - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Friday banning the use of Covid-19 passports in the state. The order prohibits any government entity from issuing vaccine passports and blocks businesses from requiring any such documentation. DeSantis cited...

Seven deaths in UK among AstraZeneca vaccine recipients after blood clots

The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died. "Out of the 30 reports up to and including 24 March, sadly 7 have died," the Medicines...

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can travel in U.S. without tests or quarantines

Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested...

COVID-19: Ecuador Declares ‘State of Emergency’ in Eight Provinces

Restrictions on movement and outside activities will be in place for 30 days in this Andean country. Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Thursday imposed a 30-days state of emergency in eight provinces to curb the pandemic. Azuay, Guayas, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Manabi, Pichincha,...