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Mexico to receive 200,000 doses of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine on Saturday

Mexico will receive a shipment of 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac early Saturday morning, and will obtain 10 million more from this firm in the coming weeks, reported on Friday the Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard.

The Chinese product will join a shipment of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, of which Mexico has a contract for 22 million doses, which would be received over the weekend, the official announced on Thursday.

The Latin American country, which began vaccinating its population in December, signed contracts with at least six providers to immunize about 133 million people, Ebrard said earlier this week, while official data shows that barely 1.3 have been vaccinated. millions.

Mexico also expects to receive doses from the American Pfizer, the British AstraZeneca, the Chinese CanSino and the global initiative COVAX to combat the advance of the disease that has claimed the lives of just over 178,000 people in a country of about 126 million population.

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