Coronavirus: Ministry of Health defines who will receive the first covid-19 vaccines in Colombia – Health


After announcing that the country entered the Covax strategy for the acquisition of vaccines against the new coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz, assured that through this mechanism there is a commitment to acquire 10 million doses, which will be directed to populations most at risk of developing severe forms of covid-19.

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These are health workers, those over 60 years of age, and people with comorbidities.

Minister Ruiz also indicated that this commitment was possible through a direct relationship with the vaccine advisory body created a few days ago, which considered that the initial cost of these 10 million doses would be about 106 million dollars, which must be paid before the end of October in order to have access.

It must be clarified that these amounts are advances and they can be executed in this way thanks to the free path that the Council of State has just given.

According to the forecasts of the Ministry of Health, this vaccine is expected to be available in the second half of 2021, but it is contemplated that due to specific negotiations, earlier results may be obtained, even in the first half of next year.

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Regarding the logistics for the application, Minister Ruiz also stated that it is already advanced, to the point that the application parameters are practically ready.

Ruiz also sent a warning about the indiscipline of the population, which may increase the risk of transmission of covid-19 at a time when the country is descending from the first epidemic peak and in the event that there may be an increase in cases.

And, in that sense, he insisted on reinforcing biosecurity measures and avoiding crowds, under the premise that the Government has not contemplated another strict quarantine and will continue with the application of selective isolation and the PRASS strategy.

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Ministry of Health defines who will receive the first covid-19 vaccines in Colombia – Health


After announcing that the country entered the Covax strategy for the acquisition of vaccines against the new coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz, assured that through this mechanism there is a commitment to acquire 10 million doses, which will be directed to populations most at risk of developing severe forms of covid-19.

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These are health workers, those over 60 years of age, and people with comorbidities.

Minister Ruiz also indicated that this commitment was possible through a direct relationship with the vaccine advisory body created a few days ago, which considered that the initial cost of these 10 million doses would be about 106 million dollars, which must be paid before the end of October in order to have access.

It must be clarified that these amounts are advances and they can be executed in this way thanks to the free path that the Council of State has just given.

According to the forecasts of the Ministry of Health, this vaccine is expected to be available in the second half of 2021, but it is contemplated that due to specific negotiations, earlier results may be obtained, even in the first half of next year.

(Read also: This is the study that will measure the real impact of the pandemic in Colombia)

Regarding the logistics for the application, Minister Ruiz also stated that it is already advanced, to the point that the application parameters are practically ready.

Ruiz also sent a warning about the indiscipline of the population, which may increase the risk of transmission of covid-19 at a time when the country is descending from the first epidemic peak and in the event that there may be an increase in cases.

And, in that sense, he insisted on reinforcing biosecurity measures and avoiding crowds, under the premise that the Government has not contemplated another strict quarantine and will continue with the application of selective isolation and the PRASS strategy.

(We recommend: The myths that have been disproved about covid-19 since its appearance)

HEALTH UNIT
Check here all the news from the EL TIEMPO Health Unit.
Contact us through @HealthEt, on Twitter, or by email at salud@eltiempo.com.

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Trump called the timing of the start of vaccination against COVID-19 in the United States :: Society :: RBC

The US President said that large-scale vaccination of the country’s population will begin “in mid-October, maybe a little later.” If things go wrong, it will happen “in November or at least December,” Trump said.

Donald Trump

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US President Donald Trump, during a press conference at the White House, said that widespread distribution of the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine among the US population would begin in October. About it reports CNBC.

“We are on track to deliver and distribute the vaccine in a very safe and efficient manner. We think we can start doing this around October, ”he said.

Trump clarified that this would happen “in mid-October, maybe a little later,” and then added that if events were unsuccessful, the vaccine in the US would have to wait a little longer. “In November or at least in December,” the head of state said.


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Donald Trump

Commenting on the words of the director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the US Department of Health and Human Services, Robert Redfield, who announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be generally available in the country, most likely only in the second half of 2021, Trump called this information erroneous.

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Belarusians took $ 1 billion from banks in August :: Finance :: RBC

Since August 9, protests of those who disagree with the results of the presidential elections have continued in Belarus. But against the background of the political crisis, the population was actively withdrawing funds from banks, and also buying foreign currency in cash. According to the National Bank, in August, net purchases of foreign currency by the population amounted to $ 622 million against $ 874 million in the previous seven months.

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In August, many Belarusian credit institutions imposed restrictions on withdrawing funds from accounts and buying foreign currency – local media reported about queues at ATMs and currency exchange offices. Banks also suspended the issuance of certain types of loans to the population and imposed restrictions on cash withdrawals and transfers from credit cards. By the first week of September, rates on short irrevocable deposits, from which funds cannot be withdrawn early, overcame the bar of 15%, and in some banks exceeded 20% per annum.


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According to Fitch’s estimates, at the end of the first half of 2020, up to 60% of the liabilities of Belarusian banks were in customer deposits. Moreover, 63% of the total volume of client funds are foreign currency deposits and accounts (approximately $ 11.6 billion). The National Bank as a whole can satisfy the demand of credit institutions for ruble liquidity, but the ability to supply banks with foreign exchange is limited by “modest reserves,” analysts stressed in their August 28 survey.


Moody’s pointed to risks for banks in Belarus due to withdrawal of deposits


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On September 11, the S&P agency downgraded the outlook on the sovereign ratings of Belarus to negative. The reason for the revision was the increasing risks to the financial stability of the banking system. As analysts noted, the acceleration of the outflow of funds from banks with the subsequent conversion of these savings into foreign currency could lead to a rapid depletion of the National Bank’s foreign exchange reserves. In August alone, the foreign exchange reserves of the Belarusian regulator fell by 15%, or $ 1.4 billion. If the trend continues, the Belarusian government will face a choice: to satisfy the demand for foreign currency within the country or to isolate the reserves of the National Bank in order to use it for its own purposes. The second option could undermine the stability of the banking system, S&P experts warn.

Will the Belarusian regulator be able to stabilize the situation?

There is no need to overly dramatize the scale of the outflow of savings from Belarusian banks, says Ivan Uklein, director of the credit institutions ratings department at Expert RA: “Two-thirds of the total amount of funds withdrawn went from current accounts, and not from time deposits. This is a largely predictable and normal situation. That is, there are no unpredictable risks for the National Bank of Belarus. “

September 14 National Bank of Belarus extended measures that were taken at the end of August to reduce pressure on the foreign exchange market. Until October 13, inclusive, the regulator will not conduct permanently available operations to support and withdraw liquidity for banks – instead, liquidity will be provided to the sector through auctions. Auction transactions allow banks to further conduct bilateral transactions.

“Bidding at auctions has certain limits, in contrast to direct refinancing at the request of banks. In addition, the volume offered by the National Bank is distributed on a competitive basis, depending on the rates offered, ”explains Uklein. According to him, this approach allows to solve two problems: to avoid speculation on the part of banks, which could channel the obtained liquidity to Forex transactions and influence the exchange rate, as well as to solve liquidity problems of specific players. At the same time, the analyst does not exclude that the National Bank’s policy may be aimed at ensuring that market participants with parent structures abroad increase fundraising through this channel.


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Anton Siluanov and Mikhail Mishustin

The regulator’s policy may lead to stabilization of the situation, believes Svetlana Pavlova, junior vice president of Moody’s. According to her estimates, in September the outflow of depositors’ funds from banks may be less than the indicators of August. “At the end of last week, rates on the interbank market went down (from a peak level of 25%), which signals a decrease in the liquidity deficit. Also in September the rate of the Belarusian ruble is still stable – and even slightly strengthened, ”the analyst emphasizes. At the same time, Moody’s does not exclude that with the aggravation of the political situation in Belarus, the banking sector may face a new raid of depositors.

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The Chancellor of Austria announced the beginning of the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic :: Society :: RBC

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic began in the country. transfers Austrian Press Agency.

“What we are experiencing now is the beginning of the second wave. The number of infected is growing every day, “said Kurz in his emergency address to the population of the country.

According to the chancellor, if two weeks ago in Austria there were about 350 new cases of infection every day, now this figure has grown to 850. “Soon we will reach the mark of a thousand new infections per day,” he said.

The most severe epidemiological situation, as said Kurz, has developed in Vienna – the Austrian capital accounts for about half of all new cases.


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The Chancellor urged residents of the country to take all sanitary safety measures: limit social contacts, wear protective equipment, maintain social distance.

By data Hopkins University, more than 33 thousand cases were recorded in Austria by September 13; 26.7 thousand of them recovered, 756 people died.

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Austria was one of the first European countries where self-isolation was abolished – on May 1 it was allowed to take to the streets, and in June the borders were opened. After that in the country began to record an increase in the number of cases and returned to the mask regime.

The spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 in the world

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Magangué doctor is “detained” in Caracas

The doctor Antonio José Amell Cantillo, who had been reported by his family as missing, would be detained in Caracas, after he was captured at dawn last Sunday in the municipality of San Diego, a town near the city of Valencia, Carabobo state. , in the central area of ​​the neighboring country.

Members of the organization Foro Penal told EL HERALDO that after a meeting with officials of the Valencia judicial circuit, they told them that “he was not in the Judicial Palace.”

“Our team informs us that he would be in Caracas and they would present him before a special judge,” the NGO’s lawyers told this medium.

The coordinator of the NGO in Carabobo, Luis Betancourt, visited the main detention centers in Carabobo state yesterday and they answered that they did not have the 27-year-old doctor.

Marisol Cantillo, who is in Medellín, told EL HERALDO that several lawyers told her that her son was transferred to Caracas on Monday night in a helicopter.

“I only know that. I have not been able to talk to him, nor do I know the reasons for his possible arrest. The lawyers give me no more reason. They don’t know much either. These days have been an ordeal for me, ”Cantillo said.

According to neighbors, around 1:00 am on Sunday the doctor was forcibly taken from his home by officials with clothing and identification from the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebín), who also took documents and a computer from the site.

Friends of the resident doctor of the Ciudad Hospitalaria Enrique Tejera (CHET), in Valencia, rule out that his arrest and subsequent disappearance is due “to political reasons.”

“As far as we know, he was never linked to some kind of organization or anything like that. There are no videos or any publication of him making any kind of political statement, “the doctor’s friends told this medium.

A request

Congressmen Fernando Araújo, Gabriel Velasco, Emeterio Montes, Jorge Benedetti, Jennifer Arias, Alejandro Corrales, Yamil Arana, Nadia Blel, Karen Cure and Silvio Carrasquilla signed a letter requesting the Red Cross and the Foreign Ministry to mediate to achieve the release of the doctor.

“In Venezuela there is a tyranny that violates Human Rights. We request that this communication be forwarded to international organizations in order to carry out the pertinent actions to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of the victim of this gross act, ”the letter states.

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On video | Fire consumed 19 vans in a parking lot in Malambo

A serious fire occurred this Tuesday night at the facilities of the Trasalianco company, based in the municipality of Malambo, consumed 19 vans and 8 more were affected by the flames.

The emergency was recorded proasted at 9:00 pm at the entrance of the El Concord urbanization.

Due to the magnitude of the fire, the presence of the Sabanagrande, Soledad and Barranquilla Fire Department that merged next to Malambo To try to put out the fire

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Magdalena town was cut off due to erosion – Other Cities – Colombia


The risk of a disaster as a consequence of the onslaught of the Magdalena River, which has been announced in the municipality of Salamina for 10 months, is closer to becoming a reality every day.

In the last hours, that town in the Rio subregion of the Magdalena department was cut offAfter the erosive phenomenon that occurs at kilometer 2.4 of the road that leads to the town of El Piñón, worsened and left the entire area on the brink of a tragedy.

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The population of Salamina has been warning for months of the risk of erosion, which could cause a tragedy.

The secretary of government and mayor in charge of Salamina, Jaime Luis Solano, reported that at three in the morning this Sunday, the current of the river dislodged a new hole in the road and blocked the entire passage.

“Communication is interrupted. It is a serious issue, in which we once again warn that if we do not act promptly, we are heading towards a tragedy of incalculable proportions, ”said the official.

Solano made an anguished appeal to the Departmental and National Government, to control this erosion, which, despite being notified in November 2019, has not been given relevance.

“Thousands of productive hectares are in danger, and also the people who live in the nine riverside towns. We still have time to act before we have to complain, “he added.(Also read: Doctors consider it inappropriate to do the Vallenata Legend Festival)

Communication is interrupted. It is a serious issue, in which we again warn that if we do not act promptly, we are heading for a tragedy of incalculable proportions.

The magnitude of the tragedy is such that the leaders of the neighboring municipalities, in the same way, have the alerts turned on.

The mayor of Remolino, Carlos Vargas, addressed the affected sector early and upon noticing the degree of scour the river is causing, he agreed on the need to act promptly to find a solution.

“A meeting of mayors was called to make a collective statement. We demand that the entities and the State intervene and help us avoid a flood that exposes more than 150 thousand people from the entire subregion, ”added Vargas.

Ranchers have also joined in this cry for help. Juan Pablo Llinás, who owns land in this area, expressed that there is great concern about what may happen.

“This erosion does not give truce. For this reason, more than advertisements or cloths of warm water as it has become customary, it is required is an investment in works that put an end to a problem that could lead us farmers to bankruptcy, “he said.

Governor announces interventions

Regarding the effects on the Salamina-El Piñón road, Governor Carlos Caicedo summoned a Departmental Risk Management Council to initiate attention to the problem.

“The articulation with national and territorial entities is essential to work simultaneously on the three proposals that we have presented to advance simultaneously,” said Caicedo.

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Among the actions that the Government intends to develop are: running the road approximately 80 meters, protecting the shore eroded by water and dredging the island in the tamarind sector with Coormagdalena, which has studies on the hydrodynamics of the sector.

“Throughout this week, we have held working sessions with the Minister of Transportation, with the director of CorMagdalena and Invías officials, we express our willingness to concur with contributions from the Department – Invías agreement for the solutions we have proposed,” he said. Caicedo.

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Migration Law: President Piñera anticipates that he will veto indications from the opposition

President Sebastián Piñera announced that he will veto the indications proposed by the opposition to the Migration Law, the reform of which is being discussed in Congress.

Senators Juan Ignacio Latorre (RD) e Isabel Allende (PS) proposed a migratory category for those seeking to create a new migratory category for those seeking work in Chile. This indication was classified as “labor tourism” since the ruling party.

The other proposal creates a new extraordinary regularization for those who are in migratory irregularity, they can request a temporary residence visa, without being administratively sanctioned.

Yesterday, in Arica, Piñera commented that “they are bad proposals and therefore we do not share them and reject themThe first establishes that any person who arrives at the Chilean border can request a visa to look for work; and the second establishes that any person who enters Chile illegally up to 90 days after the law is approved is promised a visa and regularize their immigration status. “

On this, the head of state assured that “is an invitation and encouragement to illegal migrationThat is why I hope that these two indications do not prosper. If they were approved, as President of Chile I will veto them, because I believe they cause profound damage“.

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HKCITY »Action entered the Czech market with its first store in Hradec

HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ – A new player has entered the retail market of the Czech Republic. Today he opened his first two stores in the Czech Republic, one of which was Hradec Králové. The store was quite crowded with customers, some Hradec Králové people used it on the first day and received a large free shopping bag with the chain’s logo. The store is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm.

“We are very pleased to welcome our first Czech customers in Hradec Králové and Kladno today. Over the past months, our team of employees have worked hard and enthusiastically with the vision of this day. Both stores are a great starting point for our entry into the domestic market. They are located in fantastic locations with a diverse retail environment and offer modern spaces with plenty of parking spaces, thus providing our customers with a pleasant background for shopping with us, “adds Monique Groeneveld, CEO of New Market Development, currently responsible for Action. Czech market.

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