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COVID-19 Vaccination of Older Adults Begins in Jalisco
On Sunday, 870,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Mexico, of which 58,690 were delivered to Jalisco, where they will be applied to the elderly who live in marginalized communities in the Colotlán, Tamazula, Ciudad Guzmán, Autlán, Puerto Vallarta and Ameca health regions.
Mexico Considers Chinese Vaccines for Emergency Use
Sinovac, the Chinese manufacturer of the CoronaVac vaccine, has submitted paperwork for approval in Mexico. Another Chinese firm, CanSino, has submitted partial paperwork. Sinovac has released efficacy estimates from Phase 3 trials in other countries, CanSino hasn't.
Cofepris Authorizes Emergency Use of Sputnik V Vaccine
Mexican health regulator COFEPRIS on Tuesday authorized Russia's Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, for emergency use. In a morning news conference, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said Mexico's contract provided for 7.4 million doses between February and April, with more due in May.
Parks, Gyms and Sports Facilities Reopen in Jalisco
Given the extension of the emergency button to contain COVID-19 in Jalisco, the State Health Board, taking into account the importance that exercise and strengthening the body have for overall health, agreed to open access to safe places for physical activity, such as gyms and parks, as of February 2.
Covid Restrictions in Jalisco Extended to February 12
Due to the high rate of coronavirus infections and Covid-related deaths in the State of Jalisco, on Friday, January 29, Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez announced that the containment measures that were mandated on January 16, and scheduled to end on January 31, will be extended until Friday, February 12.
Mexican Magnate Carlos Slim, Another Victim of Covid
Mexican magnate Carlos Slim, who will turn 81 on Thursday, has suffered from Covid-19 with 'minor symptoms' for more than a week, according to his son, Carlos Slim Domit. For his part, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is reportedly 'well and strong' after testing positive for the virus.