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via en.mercopress04/08/2021

Uruguay: The second highest population-related covid-19 deaths in South America in the last week - MercoPress

Following the latest death toll from covid-19 in Uruguay (238 in the last seven days), the country moved up to second place in South America in terms of the number of deaths from the disease relative to its population (3.5 million) in the last week. A study shows that the behaviour of the population in the face of the pandemic during 2020 has changed in the last weeks, resulting in more mobility amid record daily cases and a progressive vaccination program.

via laprensalatina04/02/2021

Brazil's Covid-19 crisis spills over into northern Uruguay - La Prensa Latina

By Federico Anfitti Rivera, Uruguay, Apr 2 (efe-epa).- Here where the border between Uruguay and Brazil – second in the world in coronavirus deaths – is a mere technicality, residents remain surprisingly complacent about Covid-19, with the result that Rivera’s health care system is on the verge of being overwhelmed. From the start of the …

via laprensalatina03/31/2021

Hope, faith, resilience: The watchwords on Uruguay-Brazil border - La Prensa Latina

By Raul Martinez Rivera, Uruguay, Mar 31 (efe-epa).- A resounding “no” is the reaction of food stand owner Paco when he sees reporters approaching, though he subsequently acknowledges that he, like most merchants in this town on the border with Brazil, has seen sales plummet by up to 90 percent amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The …

via news.yahoo03/24/2021

Beef-addicted Uruguay aiming to make farming greener - Yahoo News

"We have to try to make sure that nothing pollutes," says Rosa Correa, who with her husband Alejandro owns one of 62 Uruguayan farms participating in a project to reduce the impact of livestock farming on climate change, in a country with almost four cows for each person.

via republicworld03/20/2021

Inmates in Uruguay receive COVID-19 jabs - Republic World

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via laprensalatina03/17/2021

Inmates in Uruguay's toughest prison volunteer for Covid-19 shot - La Prensa Latina

By Federico Anfitti Montevideo, Mar 17 (efe-epa).- The biggest troublemakers in Uruguay’s most violent prison lined up on Wednesday to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Dubbed “kamikaze kids” by the guards, the young toughs – many of them serving time for relatively minor offenses – endure subhuman conditions at the rat-infested Santiago Vazquez penitentiary on the …

via bmj04/08/2021

Covid-19: Brazil breaks record daily death toll as crisis spreads through South America - The BMJ

Brazil recorded over 4195 deaths from covid-19 on 6 March, the highest daily record to date as the country’s health crisis showed evidence of spreading through South America Daily covid-19 deaths in Brazil have doubled since February and 90% of the country’s intensive care unit beds are occupied, with mortality increasing, according to the Oswald Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a research institute attached to Brazil’s Ministry of Health.1 Some regions are reporting shortages of oxygen and anaesthesia. The situation is a “huge catastrophe,” said Maragareth Portela, a senior researcher at Fiocruz. Deaths in Brazil now exceed those of the US, which was the main driver of previous waves of covid-19 in the Americas, and account for around a quarter of the global total. Sylvain Aldighieri, deputy director for the Pan American Health Organization, told The BMJ that the new high rates of hospital admissions and …

via news.bloombergtax04/06/2021

Uruguay Gazettes Law Introducing Tax Measures for SMEs Due to Coronavirus - Bloomberg Tax

The Uruguayan Official Gazette March 26 published Law No. 19,942, introducing tax measures for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) due to the coronavirus pandemic. The law includes measures: 1) providing an exemption for 50 percent of social security contributions accrued between Jan. 1 and June 30 by SMEs with incomes of up to 10 million indexed units in the previous accounting period; 2) providing an exemption for 50 percent of social security contributions accrued between April 1 and June 30 by SMEs carrying out specified business activities; 3) explaining the Social Security Bank responsibilities under the new regime; and 4) providing an exemption for the tax on economic activities (IRAE) between Jan. 1 and June 30 for companies with incomes of up to 915,000 indexed units in the previous accounting period. [Uruguay, Official Gazette, 03/26/21]

via atlanticcouncil.org03/29/2021

COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Latin America and the Caribbean - Atlantic Council

Our interactive maps track the percentage of the population of each Latin American and Caribbean country covered by current vaccine agreements; the total number of doses secured by each country and breakdown by supplier/vaccine; where each vaccine is being used across the region; and how many vaccines flow from each major producing country to regional destinations.

via riotimesonline03/26/2021

UN monitor concerned about increase in cannabis users in Uruguay - The Rio Times

While the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), composed of 13 experts, "recognizes the efforts" of the Uruguayan government to monitor the production, distribution and use of that drug, it expresses its "concern" about the increase in consumers.

via en.mercopress03/23/2021

Uruguayan government to debate measures amid record Covid-19 cases and political pressures - MercoPress

The Uruguayan government will discuss this Tuesday a radical reduction of mobility in the midst of a new wave of Covid-19 cases. This Monday, the highest number of new cases was detected, with almost 2,700 confirmed cases and a positivity rate of 18%, and the community spread of the Brazillian P-1 variant of the virus was confirmed.

via riotimesonline03/19/2021

Brazil's post-covid business risk surpasses that of Chile, Peru, and Uruguay - EIU - The Rio Times

The operational risk for businesses in Brazil in a post-covid future lies in a mid range, according to the "Operational Risk in Latin America" report, from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). On a scale in which 100 represents the highest risk, the country scores 51, with a "C" grade.

via riotimesonline03/16/2021

Uruguay records over 1,000 coronavirus cases in five consecutive days; government considers new measures - The Rio Times

Limitation to the right of assembly, reduction of opening hours in public establishments and suspension of classes are among the measures that Luis Lacalle Pou's government will analyze this Tuesday, March 16th, in a cabinet meeting to try to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases in Uruguay.

via plenglish04/04/2021

1:33 Uruguayan nurses called for more support to fight Covid-19 - Prensa Latina

4 de abril de 2021, 13:33Montevideo, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Nurses of Uruguay on Sunday called for more hiring of personnel and support to be able to provide better assistance to Covid-19 patients at emergency wards and intensive care units as health facilities are overwhelmed with case

via riotimesonline03/31/2021

Pandemic: The borderland between Uruguay and Brazil between hope, resilience and faith. - The Rio Times

Such is the reality of commerce in a "dry border" which is actually a public space, the International Plaza, where Brazilians and Uruguayans lead a "binational" life, where "Portuguese" is unofficially spoken, a situation that worsened this week after the measure taken by the Uruguayan government to close the duty free stores.

via manilatimes.net03/26/2021

Brazil’s Covid plague spreads to Peru, Uruguay – The Manila Times - The Manila Times

SÃO PAULO: With the coronavirus spreading out of control in Brazil, the South American giant’s neighbors are feeling the heat as their new coronavirus (Covid-19) infections are also on the rise. Brazil surpassed 300,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Wednesday and has seen record daily infections over the last week, with an average of 2,273 fatalities. […]

via en.mercopress03/25/2021

Uruguayan Air Force helicopter carrying Pfizer vaccines crashes: total losses - MercoPress

An Uruguay’s Air Force helicopter carrying two boxes of Pfizer vaccines against Covid-19 crashed on Thursday morning in the Eastern state of Rocha and the 3-member crew was taken to a local hospital with non-serious injuries. The accident occurred due to a “mechanical failure,” the Ministry of Defense reported and resulted in a fire that provoked total losses of the aircraft and the shipment it was transporting.

via en.mercopress03/22/2021

Covid-19: Health situation in Uruguay worsens amid successful vaccination campaign - MercoPress

Although a few weeks ago we talked about Uruguay as a milestone in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, with very few daily cases and a lower mortality rate than any other country in the region, the country of 3.5 million inhabitants surpassed this Sunday the 13 thousand active cases after several record days of daily positives. Scientific and medical societies are demanding measures to stop the spread of the virus despite the fact that 1 out of 10 Uruguayans have already received the first dose of the vaccine – Pfizer or Coronavac – against the disease.

via paho.org03/17/2021

Deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines procured through COVAX accelerate - Pan American Health Organization

PAHO Director reports 728,000 doses will be delivered to five countries in the Americas in coming days. Washington, D.C., March 17, 2021 (PAHO) – Deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines are picking up speed across the Americas as more countries prepare for the imminent arrival of doses procured through COVAX, the global mechanism for equitable distribution of vaccines, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne reported today.