Mexico City, December 25th – According to statistics released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of the 24th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latin America has exceeded 15 million.
Recently, some Latin American countries have intensified epidemic prevention and control, and many countries have started to vaccinate against the novel coronavirus.
According to the data, as of the 24th, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Peru had more than 1 million confirmed cases, of which Brazil had more than 7.4 million, ranking third in the world; Brazil and Mexico had more than 180,000 and 120,000 deaths, respectively, ranking second and fourth in the world.
Recently, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala and other countries have introduced new measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic, including strengthening border control and restricting the movement of people in some areas.
Many countries are promoting coronavirus vaccination.
The Mexican government launched the coronavirus vaccination on the 24th, and the first batch of vaccinators were more than 2,900 front-line medical staff.
The Mexican government plans to give priority to providing vaccination services for medical staff and the elderly involved in the fight against the epidemic, and expects to achieve national vaccination coverage in March 2022.
Inoculations also began in Chile on the same day, and the first five medical staff from the intensive care units of different hospitals were vaccinated.
Costa Rica also began vaccination on the 24th, the first batch of vaccinators were elderly people and medical staff on the front line of the epidemic.
The government of Colombia said it planned to complete the vaccination of 3 million adults by the end of 2021.
Argentina’s Ministry of Health approved Russia’s emergency application for the use of the “satellite V” coronavirus vaccine on the 23rd, and is expected to purchase 10 million doses of the vaccine.
According to the previously announced plan of the Argentine government, the first 300,000 doses of vaccine will be distributed to the Argentine provinces, and the vaccination will be officially launched from next week, giving priority to the vaccination of health personnel in provinces and cities.
The government of São Paulo and the Butantan Institute announced on the 23rd that the Kelifou coronavirus vaccine developed by Beijing Kexing Zhongwei Biotechnology Co., Ltd. is effective.
The São Paulo state government said it planned to start vaccination against the coronavirus in São Paulo on January 25, 2021.