The AstraZeneca vaccine was packaged at the Mexican Liomont plant.
The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced that it will donate 400 thousand doses of vaccines against COVID-19 to Belize, Bolivia and Paraguay on June 12 and 13. The decision was made by the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and executed by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, in order to show Mexico’s solidarity and promote access to vaccines in countries of the region.
The vaccines will be transported by the Mexican Air Force and the donation process has been coordinated by the Undersecretariat for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Relations.
The vaccines to be delivered are the product of the collaboration agreement between the governments of Mexico and Argentina, the Carlos Slim Foundation, AstraZeneca, the Argentine laboratory mAbxience where the active substance is produced, and the Mexican plant of Liomont, where the vaccine is packaged. It is worth remembering that, thanks to this important agreement, our country will be able to access 77 million doses during the year 2021.
The doses were packed at temperatures between 2 and 8 degrees in special envirocontainers, which were donated by the Direct Relief organization, and will be transported in planes of the Mexican Air Force to Belize, where they will be delivered this noon by the undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, Maximiliano Reyes, in the company of the general director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Martín Borrego.
Another flight will depart for La Paz, Bolivia, where Undersecretary Martha Delgado will make the corresponding delivery to the Bolivian authorities on Sunday afternoon and, finally, Efraín Guadarrama, CELAC coordinator, will deliver the doses in Asunción, Paraguay. , the night of Sunday 14; this together with Birmex staff.
This same Saturday, 800 thousand doses of AstraZeneca will also travel to the city of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, as part of the solidarity agreement that Mexico has committed to that country.