Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Iran starts clinical trials of its second Covid-19 vaccine Tehran, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Iran started the clinical trials in humans of its second Covid-19 vaccine, Razi COV-Pars, with which two volunteers were immunized at Tehran's Rasoul Akram Hospital on Sunday. Cuban authorities on alert due to increase in Covid-19 contagions Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reports an increase in Covid-19 contagions, while the rate of positive cases decreases, compared to previous days, Public Health Minister Jose Angel Portal informed. Fight against Covid-19 tops China's scientific achievements in 2020 28 de febrero de 2021, 0:0  Beijing, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) China ranked the Covid-19 pandemic prevention and control mechanism at the top of its 10 scientific achievements during 2020, the Ministry of Science and Technology reported. Sputnik Light vaccination begins in Moscow, Russia Moscow, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The deputy mayor of Moscow for social development affairs, Anastasia Rakova, reported that the Sputnik Light Covid-19 vaccine has already begun being tested on volunteers. Cuba shows significant rates of Internet connection Havana, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The number of residents in Cuba connected to the Internet grew to 7.7 million in 2021, 68 percent of the population, according to reports by We Are Social and Hootsuite. Cuba reports 875 Covid-19 cases and 926 hospital discharges Havana, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Friday reported 875 Covid-19 cases, thus the total number of cases rose to 48,441, while 926 patients were discharged from hospitals; therefore, the total number of discharges increased to 43,735. Bolivia's media highlights anti-Covid-19 vaccination for doctors La Paz, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The number of health professionals in Bolivia immunized against Covid-19 has reached 6,630, after they received the second dose of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, media outlets highlighted on Friday. Covid-19 hits educational sector in Sao Paulo, Brazil Brasilia, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The educational system in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo on Friday records 1,045 Covid-19 cases among students, teachers and other workers of this sector in 548 schools. Havana has epidemiological monitoring system for PCR tests Havana, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) An epidemiological monitoring system is currently in place in Havana to obtain the results of PCR tests as soon as possible, an official source said on Friday. UN warned the Covid-19 pandemic showed huge digital divide United Nations, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Covid-19 disclosed a huge divide in access to digital tools including great gender differences, António Guterres, UN secretary-general, warned. Over 500 cochlear implant surgeries performed in Cuba 26 de febrero de 2021, 0:30  Havana, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has performed 510 cochlear implant surgeries, especially on children, as part of a national program focused on the treatment of severe-to-profound hearing loss, according to the Ministry of Public Health. Brazil develops test to identify Covid-19 variants Brasilia, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, has developed an RT-PCR test that allows the rapid detection of Covid-19 variants. Felipe Naveca, FIOCRUZ Amazonia Research and Innovation deputy director, said such a test will allow the Covid-19 variants to be swifter identified and strengthen the genetic surveillance of the virus. Experts warn of the ocean pollution's aftermaths 24 de febrero de 2021, 0:30  Lisbon, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Humanity needs decontaminated oceans to have a healthy planet, experts warned at a UN conference on the issue, which is being held in Lisbon. Cuba participates in meeting on ethical challenges posed by Covid-19 Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate in a virtual meeting on global bioethical challenges regarding the global crisis caused by Covid-19, which is being held on Tuesday at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. Young German woman defends her doctoral thesis in Cuban university Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The young German Sandra Lichtblau successfully defended her doctoral thesis in the central province of Villa Clara, in Cuba, an example of bilateral scientific and academic cooperation, Cuba's Foreign Ministry highlighted on Tuesday. Argentina pays close attention to Soberana 02 vaccine's advances Buenos Aires, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The advances of the Cuban Soberana 02 vaccine candidate, the first Latin American vaccine against Covid-19, were highlighted on Tuesday by the Director of Science and Innovation of the company BioCubaFarma, Rolando Perez Rodriguez. Cuba confirms 836 new Covid-19 cases Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reported 836 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths due to complications from that disease, the chief epidemiologist at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), Dr. Francisco Duran, confirmed at his regular press conference on television on Tuesday. Bolivia will control drug and health service rates La Paz, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Operations to control the correct application of rates and the provision of services in laboratories, private clinics and pharmacies, will begin today in Bolivia to combat the excessive prices reported by the population in recent days. Cuba seeks to produce millions of vaccine candidate doses Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's Biopharmaceutical Industry is presently beavering away to achieve a productive escalation of millions of Sovereign 02 vaccine candidate doses, the most advanced against Covid-19, as reported by the local press. Cuban president visits innovation and electronics center Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel visited on Saturday the Innovation and Development Center of the Electronics Group (Gelect), where he verified its potentialities for the domestic economy, local media reported.