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Albania

COVID-19 Update:

Total tested: 498,076

Recovered: 77,498

Cases 35,356

Deaths:1,986

Economy:

The Governor of the Bank of Albania, Gent Sejko, held an online meeting with the IMF mission where they shared their views on the Albanian economy. Both Sejko and the IMF believed the Albanian economy and GDP performance will have gradual growth during 2021 and 2022. According to them, hopes are in the tourism sector that is expected to have a high contribution to this growth.

According to the INSTAT report, the largest increase in prices was recorded for pharmaceutical products, which are also the most demanded products currently on the market, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, prices in the production of tobacco products have decreased by 4.8%, followed by “Production of rubber and plastic products” by 4.0%, “Coke processing and refining of petroleum by-products” by 3, 1%.

Vaccination System:

Prime Minister Edi Rama declares that 38,400 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive on Friday. While doctors and nurses and a part of the Albanian elderly have been vaccinated so far with the vaccines coming from Pfizer / Biotech, Rama writes that with the doses of AstraZeneca, the vaccination of teachers will start immediately. The AstraZeneca vaccine was developed by the University of Oxford. This vaccine is 63.9 percent effective against COVID-19, according to preliminary analysis, says the World Health Organization, which has recommended that this vaccine be used. This vaccine is administered in two doses. The WHO says the vaccine is more effective when the time interval from the first dose to the second dose is longer. The vaccine of Oxford University and the British pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca is recommended to be taken from the age of 18 and above.

Travel:

Tirana International Airport (TIA) announces the start of direct flights to Dubai International Airport (DBX) and vice versa, starting March 28, 2021. Dubai-based airline Flydubai will operate twice a week, on Thursdays and on Sundays, with a Boeing 737. Flydubai will be the first Dubai-based airline to offer direct flights on this route.

Flights will depart from TIA at 13.30pm arriving at DXB at 21.55pm local time. The return flight departs at 9.35 am, local time, from Dubai and arrives at TIA at 12.30 pm.

Colombia

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COVID-19 Update:

Cases: 2,303,144

Deaths: 61,143

Recovered: 2,199,508

Vaccinated: 693,490 doses.

In Colombia, coronavirus cases are already more than 2.2 million and unfortunately, at least 61,000 people have died since the first case of covid-19 arrived in the country.

Economy:

The Colombian Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State met to discuss the priorities of the new US government.

Through a trill, the US embassy in Colombia indicated that the main points of President Biden’s policy will be: The implementation of the peace agreement; the coronavirus; the fight against drug trafficking and transnational crime; a regional response to the crisis in Venezuela; the expansion of trade; climate change and human rights.

“We envision a future with security, throughout the Western Hemisphere, there is no better place to start than with the determination of the Colombian people to establish a sustainable and lasting peace,” Biden said at the time, adding that “the peace agreement it was a breakthrough and should not be minimized or ignored. “

Employment:

The Colombian Association of BPO, announced the creation of 4,000 new jobs for women in the country, which will be effective during the first half of the year.

Konecta, Atento, and Online Link, three BPrO affiliated companies that lead this initiative, will be talking during the Forum with women interested in jobs within a virtual space called “Private Offers”, in which recruiters will provide information about the process via text message or video call.

The profiles are open and initially applicants with bachelor, technical or professional training can apply, and additional points will be added to those who speak English with level B1 and B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference.

These 4,000 new jobs are part of the 18,000 already announced by the BPO sector for this year, showing a growth of 3 percent over its closing figure in 2020. This year, bilingual talent will continue to be a challenge to improve the competitiveness of the sector and the country, as there is potential to increase exports of BPO services to countries such as the United States, Brazil, and Europe, from the current US$1.3 billion. BPRO forecasts that by 2021, the industry will grow 3.5 percent and will continue to generate investment in technology, personnel, and biosafety measures while promoting formal and inclusive employment.

Vaccination:

Colombia has already applied 589,208 doses of vaccines against Covid-19, as revealed by the most recent report from the Ministry of Health in its daily report.

Doses applied in total:

Second doses: 9,148

Day dose: 108,958​​​​​​​

Colombia expects to finish the first phase of vaccination by the middle of this month, which is aimed at health personnel on the first line of the emergency and at adults over 80 years of age. With the National Vaccination Plan, Colombia plans to immunize 35.2 million citizens this year, equivalent to 70% of the population.