Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2021. 9:14 am CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: This weekend, the Government of Mexico donated 65,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Jamaica.
The vaccines left Mexico on Friday, being transported in the care of the executive director of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), Laura Elena Carrillo Cubillas, who will deliver the vaccines to Jamaica on Mexico’s behalf.
Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard explained that the gesture is an act of solidarity to the region in the fight against the global pandemic.
“Mexico sends doses of vaccines to the Caribbean countries, starting with Jamaica. The Community of Latin American and the Caribbean States present, united we are better. Our country always in solidarity!”, Ebrard Tweeted on his official Twitter account.
According to the Yucatan Times, this latest donation marks the seventh time Mexico has donated vaccines within the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Mexico has already donated more than 800,000 vaccine doses were to Belize, Bolivia, Paraguay, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, back in June. Mexico also said that it plans to follow up by sending the second vaccine done to these nine countries.
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