Monday, September 27, 2021


Gang arrested for ‘selling’ Covid ICU beds in Peru

Nine people including public hospital staff and the directors of a patient care NGO have been arrested.

South America Covid situation turning in ‘wrong direction’, says WHO

WHO says eight of the 10 countries reporting the highest mortality rates in the last week were in the Americas.

Peru leads global mortality rate after adjusting Covid-19 toll

The toll has more than doubled from 69,342 to 180,764 on the advice of a panel of health experts, which found there had been an undercount.

Peru probes claims of empty syringes during vaccination

The health ministry says there have been reported cases in which the syringes apparently contained nothing but air.

In Peru, people line up day and night for life-saving oxygen

Hundreds of man-sized oxygen cylinders line the street outside the factory, each bearing the name of the person who brought it.

Tourists stranded after Peru slams borders shut over virus worries

Foreigners visiting the country’s Inca ruins and Amazon rainforest were given little warning they should leave.

Peru suspends clinical trials of Chinese Covid vaccine

60,000 across the globe have already taken the Sinopharm vaccine, including volunteers in Argentina, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Judges throw out rape case citing red underwear as evidence of consent

Two of the three judges were female and they ruled that women only wear red underwear on special occasions when they intend to have sex.

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