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Covid-19 in Latin America: this is how the week of March 22 begins in some of the most affected countries in the region | CNN

2021-03-22T09:40:37.053Z

As new shipments of vaccines arrive, Latin American countries are struggling to keep the increase in COVID-19 infections at bay. | Latin America | CNN



Bolsonaro says there is a "war" against him 1:19

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As new shipments of vaccines arrive, Latin American countries are fighting to keep the increase in covid-19 infections at bay.

Brazil and Mexico, after the United States, top the list of countries with the highest number of deaths from coronavirus.

This is how the week of March 22 begins in some of the countries most affected by the pandemic in Latin America.

Brazil

Brazil secures vaccines from Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson 0:41

This Sunday, Brazil reported that 25 of its 27 states are reaching an ICU occupancy equal to or greater than 80%.

Of these, 14 are collapsed or on the verge of collapse, with an occupancy greater than 90%.

Rio Grande do Sul and Mato Gosso do Sul have a capacity greater than 100%.

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For his part, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told his supporters that "only God" could remove him from office before the end of his term.

In reference to the restrictive measures of some governors and mayors who seek to combat the increase of covid-19, Bolsonaro said "they are tightening the rope" and that he had ordered to file a lawsuit to suspend the restrictions in the Federal District, Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul.

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Mexico

AMLO: The US decided to help us with 2.7 million vaccines 3:24

This Sunday, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, warned that the number of infections in the country “is going down right now, but we should not trust ourselves, now it is to vaccinate and vaccinate to prevent a third wave from coming and if a third wave that catches us all vaccinated ».

On Friday, the president thanked the Biden administration for shipping 2.7 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to aid vaccination in the country.

Mexico currently has more than 198,000 deaths from coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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Colombia

Failure of vaccination priorities recognized in Colombia 1:16

In an interview with Camilo Egaña, from CNN en Español, the president of the Colombian Medical College, Dr. Roberto Baquero, acknowledged that there were problems in establishing priorities when vaccinating against covid-19 in Colombia.

This Saturday, the country received one million doses of additional vaccines: 244,000 from AstraZeneca and 774,000 from Sinovac, completing 2.5 million doses from the Chinese pharmaceutical company, as reported by the president, Iván Duque, on Twitter.

chili

The pandemic in Chile would end before Christmas, expert believes 4:07

"I trust that we can have a normal Christmas, before that there will still be cases, the government's plan is to finish vaccinating at the end of July, August, with the second doses, at the end of the second semester you should be better" said Dr. Claudia Cortés, vice president of the Chilean Society of Infectology, to Dr. Marisa Azaret, in an interview with CNN en Español.

This Sunday, a shipment of 2 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine arrived in Chile.

It is the sixth shipment from the Chinese pharmaceutical company.

Currently the country has received more than 13 million doses.

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Bolivia

For its part, on the same day, Bolivia received the first 288,000 doses through the COVAX mechanism, according to the Bolivian Information Agency.

According to ABI, two more batches, of 108,000 and 338,000 additional doses, are expected to arrive in the country in April.

Argentina

Vaccination in Argentina does not progress as expected 3:58

Argentina has received one dose for every 11 inhabitants, that is, about 4 million doses in total.

For now, the population that is already fully vaccinated barely exceeds 1%.

Venezuela

Venezuela: controversy over official covid-19 figures 3:49

This Monday begins two weeks of radical quarantine in Venezuela, including Holy Week, as announced by the questioned President Nicolás Maduro.

Maduro said that the country is in a second wave of covid-19 due to the Brazilian variant in the country.

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On Friday, the opposition National Assembly of Venezuela approved to allocate US $ 30 million to buy at least 12 million doses through the COVAX mechanism.

With information from Osmary Hernández, Rodrigo Pedroso, Ignacio Grimaldi and Juan Paz.

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Source: cnnespanol

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