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Health

Mexico approves emergency use of Sputnik V vaccine, official says

FILE PHOTO: A shipment of doses of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is seen after arriving at Ezeiza International Airport, in Buenos Aires, Argentina January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican health regulator COFEPRIS has approved emergency use of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Tuesday.

Lopez-Gatell, Mexico’s coronavirus czar, was speaking at a regular evening news conference.

Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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