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UPDATE 1-Mexico expects U.S. response to AstraZeneca request on Friday

UPDATE 1-Mexico expects U.S. response to AstraZeneca request on Friday

· 03/16/2021 10:20
UPDATE 1-Mexico expects U.S. response to AstraZeneca request on Friday

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- The United States should respond by Friday to Mexico's request to share doses of AstraZeneca's AZN.L COVID-19 vaccine it has in stock, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.

Reuters reported this week that Mexico had asked for doses of the British-developed vaccine, since it has yet to be approved for use in the United States. nL4N2LB016

Mexico will also sign a contract on Tuesday with China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd SVA.O to purchase 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, Ebrard said.


(Reporting by Anthony Esposito and Raul Fernandez Cortes; Additional reporting by Sharay Angulo; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)

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