Mexico City, Mexico — Paraguay has extended its thanks to Mexico after receiving 150,000 AstraZeneca anti-covid vaccines. The donation was part of the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme initiated by Unicef earlier this year.
On Monday, the Embassy of Mexico in Paraguay announced the arrival of the shipment, which is in addition to the 150,000 vaccines sent to Bolivia on Sunday.
Paraguayan President Marito Abdo made the announcement from social media, thanking his counterpart Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador for the cooperation between both nations to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
Martha Delgado, along with Maximiliano Reyes, undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean and Efraín Guadarrama, general director of Regional American Organizations and Mechanisms, traveled to Paraguay Bolivia and Belize to make the deliveries.
The arrival of the vaccines from Mexico came as the country hit a peak in the pandemic. The vaccines will be used to vaccinate the country’s 50-plus population.
Last week, Honduras president Juan Orlando Hernández expressed his gratitude after the Federal Government of Mexico confirmed the donation and shipment of 100,000 anti-covid vaccines.