Brazilian and Uruguayan experts have joined forces to track and study potential cases of new Covid-19 variants in the border region between both countries. They will pay extra attention to areas where informal crossing is easier — Uruguay closed its borders on December 17 after Brazil began experiencing a surge in cases.
The tracking of Covid-19 variants in bordering cities is not the only challenge to health authorities. At the Brazil-Argentina-Paraguay triple border — where, unlike Uruguay, crossing is not halted — different vaccine schedules have been alarming residents.
Only Argentina and Brazil have started to vaccinate, while Paraguay plans to start inoculations only in March.Support this coverage →