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China sends a million more vaccine doses to Mexico

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A million doses of coronavirus vaccines arrive early Thursday from China. Mexican military personnel receive the shipment at the capital’s aiport. Photo: Courtesy

Another a million doses of Sinovac coronavirus vaccine arrived early Thursday morning in Mexico.

This fifth shipment from Hong Kong landed at 4:34 a.m. at Mexico City International Airport. China has sent over five million doses to Mexico since Feb. 20.

More than 60 Army personnel participated in the arrival, transfer and security of Chinese vaccines, which in February received emergency authorization from the federal government.

The arrival follows Wednesday’s delivery of 170,625 vaccine doses from Pfizer-BioNTech.

Mexico has so far received a total of 10 million vaccine doses, all of which will be distributed throughout the country to residents 60 and over. Mexico’s military is assisting with getting the medicine safely to assigned destinations.

On Saturday, around 65,000 doses from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Cansino, are due in Mexico City.

Source: Agencies

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