Brazilian doctors and scientists are working hard to understand the new variant of Covid-19 that was found in the Amazon.
At the same time, doctors in the rainforest's biggest city Manaus are struggling to control rising numbers of deaths from Covid-19 and soaring cases, as the country goes through a devastating second wave.
Supermarket sales recorded a 15-year high in 2020, being one of the very few winners during the pandemic.
Data collected by Nielsen researchers showed a 9.7% rise in organized food retailing during 2020. This concerns supermarkets of at least 100 square meters on mainland Greece and Crete, including retail chains.
Ljubljana – Shops that are not selling essentials will be closed again as of Thursday and only essential services will be provided as the temporary easing of restrictions before the holidays ended on Wednesday. Public transport will continue to operate during the holidays and travel around Slovenia will be allowed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Greek retailer Jumbo said on Tuesday thousands of containers filled with toys it ordered months before Christmas remain stuck in ports around the world as warehouses in Greece are overwhelmed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
A Greek website said Jumbo had about 6,000 containers stuck on cargo ships.
A company official told Reuters the "figure is impressive, but it's real."