Health officials conducting a trial involving 32,000 volunteers found the Covid-19 vaccine by Oxford University and AstraZeneca has 79 percent efficacy in preventing symptomatic illness with no increased risk of blood clots.
Chile is at the forefront of the vaccination drive in Latin America and, having administered two million doses for its 19 million population, it is among the top five countries in the world.
People in coastal cities including La Serena, to the north of Santiago, and Valparaiso, started evacuating areas close to the coast after the warning until reports started appearing that it was a false alarm.
The contnent's first cases were reported at a permanently staffed research station, operated by Chile's army, near the tip of a peninsula in northernmost Antarctica, overlooking a bay often dotted with icebergs.
Santiago's Museum of Social Uprising is aiming to keep alive the memory of months of deadly demonstrations in Chile.
Chileans want better public education, health systems and more equality from the new constitution.
Chilean streets filled for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak as millions of people turned out to vote on whether to tear up its Pinochet-era constitution in favour of a fresh charter drafted by citizens.
Opinion polls suggest that over 70 percent of voters want a new constitution.
The training program by Chile's national police, the Carabineros, and specialists at the Universidad Catolica de Chile will be training three golden retrievers and a labrador. Canines can potentially determine if a person has a fever.
Announcing the new package, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said the fresh round of stimulus will bailout at least 1 million families suffering from the impacts Covid-19.
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