The government of Mexico asked the World Health Organization (WHO) approve the emergency use of the Chinese CanSino and Russian Sputnik vaccines, while the ambassador of United States, Ken Salazar, affirmed that everything is ready to resume trade and travel between the two countries, but asked have measure.
On Tuesday, the administration of Joe Biden announced that as of November they will allow Mexican visitors, even for non-essential trips, on condition that they have the complete vaccination scheme of one of the biologicals approved by the WHO: Pfizer, Moderna , Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm O Sinovac.
Yesterday, at the morning press conference from the National Palace, the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador urged the WHO to authorize the emergency use of vaccines CanSino and Sputnik.
“Do you think that whoever gets a vaccine from a pharmaceutical company can change their way of thinking? Do you remember that they said they inserted a chip? No, no, they are universal human rights. The WHO must act impartially ”, he pointed out.
On the spot, the chancellorr Marcelo Ebrard commented that negotiations continue with the Biden government.
“The United States admits vaccines that, it is something relevant, all the vaccines approved by the World Health Organization will accept them because initially they were only some made in the United States; Today it is not like that. In the course of today (Wednesday) and the following days we will give more details as we agree, “he said.
He clarified that these two weeks the meetings will continue to refine the details with the health sector on the vaccination certificates, so the information will be released soon.
So far, 13 million 233 thousand 650 Mexicans have been vaccinated with the biologics Sputnik and CanSino.
In a statement, the ambassador of United States in Mexico, Ken Salazar, said both countries are ready to resume non-essential trade and travel in a “responsible and measured” manner.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will amend the Title 19 regulations to allow entry to non-essential travelers who have completed the scheme of vaccination against covid-19 and that they have the proper documents to enter the United States.
Salazar underscored the effort that the Mexican government has made to achieve a high vaccination rate.
“Our countries have made progress in this new reality and we are ready to resume trade and travel in a measured and responsible manner,” he insisted.
With information from: Omar Brito, Esther Herrera and Blanca Elizabeth Carmona …