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Mexico declared a 30-day national mourning ceremony for the commemoration of the COVID-19 victims

 

To commemorate the ill-fated victims who died from the Covid-19 epidemic, Mexico decided to declare national mourning within 30 days.

On August 14, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed a decree of 30-day national mourning from August 13 to September 11 commemorating victims who died in the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the same time, President Obrador announced that the government will set aside a budget of up to $ 5 billion to ensure universal and free provision of COVID-19 vaccine to the public.

It is known that this North American country is currently one of the countries most heavily affected by the COVID-19 epidemic in Latin America as well as in the world. Statistics show that Mexico has recorded 511,369 COVID-19 infections, of which 55,908 deaths, ranked 6th in the world in number of cases and 3rd in the world in number of deaths.

Before the epidemic continues to deteriorate, the Mexican Government is looking for ways to soon access the COVID-19 vaccine.

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced that the country will begin production of the COVID-19 vaccine in November under an agreement with the Government of Argentina, the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, the UK University of Oxford and the Carlos Slim Foundation. Meanwhile, AstraZeneca in Mexico said delivery of vaccines made in Mexico will begin in the first quarter of 2021.

 

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