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Vaccinations in Border States/New Lottery in September

By Paloma Duran | Wed, 06/16/2021 - 11:31

AMLO feels great after receiving the second dose of AstraZeneca. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he is very well and has not presented any symptoms after receiving his second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine yesterday. “We have to keep vaccinating. Yesterday, I went for my second dose. Let's not stop getting vaccinated. I have said it and also Dr. Hugo (López-Gatell) that the pandemic is still here. It is going down but we must not stop taking care of ourselves.”

Vaccinations in border states. López Obrador said that Johnson & Johnson vaccines donated by the US are being used to vaccinate the adult population in Baja California and highlighted that SEDENA has already sent 1.35 million COVID-19 vaccines to six municipalities. In addition, López Obrador said that once SEDENA finishes vaccinating those over 18 years of age in Baja California, it will begin to vaccinate the population of Sonora. "We will continue with the entire border of Sonora, then we will go to Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas. We will cover the entire border in order to reactivate economic activity between Mexico and the US."

Cancer drugs for children could arrive next week. López Obrador assured that the government is working "day and night" to obtain cancer drugs for children and announced there could more supplies next week, this after parents of children with cancer protested in the Zocalo and at International Airport of Mexico City due to the lack of medicines. “Everything we acquired is being reviewed. We are working on the final details of the agreement with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the procurement of medicines. The delay of the medicines is due to the global supply, but we are already working on it.”

New national lottery in September. Director of the National Lottery Margarita González announced the details of the lottery that will be held on Sept. 15, which will feature 22 prizes, including houses, ranches, a box at the Azteca Stadium and apartments in Acapulco. López Obrador explained that the prizes were the assets seized from politicians who bought them with public money and stressed that the proceeds will go to the benefit of the Mexican population. "It will be used for education, health, road construction in marginalized communities and to help the poor."

AMLO: Once I retire, I will disappear from politics. López Obrador said that he does not want to continue in the political arena once he retires in 2024. “I will stay until the end of September 2024 and then I will retire. I will not participate in politics again; I will not attend any conference or discuss politics with anyone. I am going to do something else. I want to write a book on conservative thinking. "


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The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Gobierno de México, Milenio
Photo by:   Gobierno de México
Paloma Duran Paloma Duran Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst