Mexico leans on China after Biden rules out vaccines sharing in short term - (NASDAQ via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Mexico is turning to China to help fill a COVID-19 vaccine shortfall with an order for 22 million doses, after US President Joe Biden ruled out sharing vaccines with Mexico in the short term, as reported in NASDAQ.

  • Foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spearheaded efforts to attain more help from China.

  • "As a result of a process personally led by the president of the republic, we have received the confirmation that we will have an expansion of up to 22 million doses," Ebrard said.

  • He stated that Mexico has placed an order for an additional 10 million doses of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine to be delivered between May and July, on top of the 10 million already ordered, which are due to arrive between March and May.

  • Mexico will also order 12 million vaccine doses made by the state-backed China National Pharmaceutical Group once it has been approved by its health regulator, Ebrard added.

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