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37 Mexican Air Force aircraft to distribute vaccines against COVID

Mexican Air Force (FAM) planes began distributing a new batch of vaccines for COVID that came into the country from India after stopping delivery of cans for more than a month after their manufacture in various countries ran out.

On that occasion, the batch of 870,000 vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Astra Zeneca of Mumbai, India arrived. She was received again by military personnel who began her rendition so that they could start vaccinating nationals in India on Monday February 15, in several states of the republic.

According to the distribution plan published by the Ministry of Defense (SEDENA), 8 main flight routes and 9 secondary routes are provided for the distribution of vaccines. In addition, 179 land routes are used, each with a security escort, emphasized the secretariat.

The announcement of the arrival of the vaccines and the plan for their distribution was made at the morning press conference, this time held in the city of Oaxaca, where General Luis Cresencio Sandoval, head of SEDENA, explained how it was done distribution of the broadcasts on the same Sunday started.

Sandoval said all vaccines will be distributed via eight major air routes and nine secondary air routes using 45 aircraft, as well as 179 land routes, each with a security escort, destined for the 1,081 vaccination centers in 333 communities of the various states of the Mexican Republic; The application of the 870,000 biologics will begin on February 15, 2021.

The total money from the Mexican Army and Air Force involved in this distribution is 1,100 servicemen, 120 vehicles and 37 Mexican Air Force aircraft, he added. Land Routes: Vaccines are transported by land to cover the following seven entities: Mexico City, State of Mexico, Hidalgo, Morelos, Puebla, Quertaro, and Tlaxcala. Eight main routes with eight Mexican Air Force aircraft are planned for the transport of vaccines to the remaining 25 states.

The Secretary of Defense said there will be nine more secondary air routes later, with four Mexican Air Force aircraft, two from the Secretary of the Navy and three from the National Guard, to cover the more distant communities like Tijuana and San Quintn in Baja California; Tuxtla Gutirrez and Tapachula in Chiapas; Torren, Saltillo, Monclova and Piedras Negras in Coahuila; Tampico and Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas; Veracruz, Minatitln and Poza Rica in Veracruz; La Paz and Loreto in Baja California Sur; Hermosillo, Cananea and Moctezuma in Sonora; Oaxaca and Loma Bonita in the state of Oaxaca and Morelia and Apatzingn in Michoacn.

To achieve the goals of this distribution plan, Mexican Air Force, SEMAR and National Guard aircraft will be available in various states to perform the specific delivery in the communities. Finally, the general stated that 32 redistribution centers across the Mexican Republic will be activated, as well as 1,081 Roadrunner Brigades made up of nation servants, social program promoters, SEDENA, SEMAR, National Guard personnel, nurses and nurses. Doctors and volunteers. (Jorge Alejandro Medelln)

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