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Mexico approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, minister says

A vial of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is seen at the Lochee Health Centre in Dundee, Scotland, Britain January 4, 2021. Andy Buchanan/Pool via REUTERS

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health regulator Cofepris has approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday.

“The emergency approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine by Cofepris is very good news,” Ebrard wrote on Twitter. “With this, production will start soon in Mexico.”

Reporting by Diego Ore

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