Suara.com – The Mexican government is taking serious steps in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Starting today, Mexico will provide free vaccines to 439,000 people each week.
“A total of 439 thousand will be vaccinated every week in 32 states,” Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell told a news conference.
According to him, a total of 87,000 people have been vaccinated since the country received the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.
All health workers will be vaccinated by the end of January.
On January 5, an agreement was signed between the Mexican government and Pfizer for 34.4 million doses of the vaccine, which will be given to 17 million people.
The Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) is considering allowing the emergency use of the Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russia.
The Central American country has reported more than 1.5 million cases of Covid-19, including more than 135,000 deaths.
Moreover, Mexico is the next country to report Covid-19 cases from a new variant of the Corona virus.
Mexican health officials say the finding of a new variant of the coronavirus case adds a new layer of concern to an already severe national outbreak.
The confirmation of a new variant of the highly contagious coronavirus marks the first time the virus has been found in Mexico, which is one of the countries experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic with the fourth-highest death toll globally.
A 56-year-old British man who flew on December 29 from Mexico City to the city of Matamoros, just south of the United States-Mexico border, tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus.
Mexican state and national health officials said this on Sunday (10/1).
The British man arrived in the Mexican capital the day before on a flight from Amsterdam, said Mexican health ministry epidemiology chief Jose Luis Alomia, at a regular government press conference.
Alomia explained that on arrival in Matamoros, the British man did not show any symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. However, the man still tested positive after undergoing a second test on December 31.
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