Latin America continues to suffer the ‘Tyvid-19’ storm
According to Reuters statistics on May 18, the number of deaths in Latin America has surpassed 30,000, accounting for 9.61% of all Covid-19 deaths worldwide.
Mexico has become the third highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world after the US and Russia, with the number of Covid-19 cases identified to 51,633 and more than 5,300 deaths. However, the government on May 18 issued restrictions on easing some key industries such as mining, construction and cars. The above guidelines require companies to submit to the government health protections before loosening restrictions. Within 72 hours, companies will be notified of whether or not to resume operations.
Mexican scientists at the National Polytechnic Institute said they are developing antibodies to treat Covid-19 patients or use them as a vaccine. However, it may take a year to complete this program.
Brazil, the country most heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the region with more than 254,220 cases, including more than 16,792 deaths from Covid-19, not only having to deal with the outbreak of the pandemic but also also against the rise of fake news and false information about the pandemic on social media.
So far, 21 of the 26 states in Brazil have imposed fines ranging from 224 reais ($ 40) to 25,000 reais ($ 4,385) for those who publish fake news on social networks. Particularly in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, the government has announced a fine of up to 50,000 reais (US $ 8,770) to news agencies or media companies that intentionally spread fake news.
While, Chile reported 46,059 cases of Covid-19 and 478 deaths. According to local newspaper El Mercurio, at least 23 members of the country’s parliament have been quarantined and working from home after meeting with colleagues in Congress determined positive for Covid-19.
Health authorities on 15-5 had to apply a complete blockade to the capital of more than 6 million people Santiago due to the number of cases of Covid-19 outbreak when Chile entered the winter in the southern hemisphere.
Ministry of Health Peru On 18-5, there were 94,933 cases of Covid-19 and 2,779 deaths after an additional 141 deaths within 24 hours.
Peruvian authorities say a group of 85 Cuban doctors and medical personnel will travel to Peru this week to support the fight against the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Goverment Cuba reaffirmed its commitment to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the international community to fight pandemics.
Speaking at the online meeting of the 73rd World Health Assembly on May 18, Cuban Foreign Minister Jose Angel Portal stressed: “Covid-19 is a global challenge regardless of borders, ideology or development level. This pandemic is challenging health systems around the world as well as our ability to cope with diseases. No country can handle this pandemic on its own, but requires a global response based on unity, solidarity and cooperation. ”
According to Reuters, Xinhua News Agency