Coronavirus cases continue to increase in India, there are over 25 million, 263,533 new infections in the last 24 hours, while deaths from COVID-19 hit a record of 4,329. India becomes the second nation in the world, after the United States, to pass the milestone.
Australia will only reopen its borders in mid-2022
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it was still unsafe to travel overseas, even for those who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I understand that everyone wants to go back to a time we once knew. But the reality is that this year we are experiencing a pandemic that is worse than last year,” Morrison told reporters. Morrison said any plans to ease restrictions for vaccinated travelers could be implemented “only when it is safe to do so.” Australia plans to reopen its borders with the rest of the world by mid-2022, although the federal budget unveiled last week hopes to fully vaccinate its nearly 26 million inhabitants by the end of this year. Airlines, tourism operators and universities – shaken by the impact of border bans – have urged the federal government to speed up the opening of borders.
Colombia: 546,390 doses of Pfizer anti-covid vaccines delivered
Colombia’s Ministry of Health reported that the country today received a new batch of 546,390 doses of the anti-viral vaccine.Covid developed by the US pharmaceutical industry Pfizer in collaboration with the German biological research center Biontech. The lot is part of the doses destined for Colombia through the multilateral consortium led by the World Health Organization (WHO), Covax facilities. “This Monday Colombia received a new batch of 546,390 doses of vaccines from the Pfizer laboratory, through the Covax multilateral mechanism that will allow it to continue promoting the National Vaccination Plan against Covid-19 nationwide, “the ministry reported in a Twitter profile publication. In addition to Pfizer doses, Colombia has received an additional 500,000 vaccine doses from the Chinese pharmaceutical industry Sinovac.” This is an important advance. We hope that this month we will reach 10 million doses applied “, said the Deputy Minister of Health, Luis Alexander Moscoso. The ministry also reported that in the last 24 hours 12,984 new infections have been registered in the country which brought the total to 3,131,410 infections. In addition, 509 deaths from diseases attributable to the new infection were recorded coronavirus, which brought the total death toll to 81,809 deaths.
Canada, General Krista Brodie will coordinate the vaccination campaign
General Krista Brodie will coordinate the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Canada, replacing General Dany Fortin, who was fired due to a military investigation against him, the public health agency announced on Monday. Brigadier General Brodie has previously served in Croatia, Bosnia or Afghanistan.