Mexico says 10 billion pesos put aside for Covid-19 vaccine advances

FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures as he speaks during the delivery of an investigation report with relatives of the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College, marking the 6th anniversary of their disappearance, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico September 26, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday his country should in coming days have 10 billion pesos ($456.00 million) in funds available to pay for advances on Covid-19 vaccines.

“Today they’re going to present us the proposals but we have the resources, and there are already offers from companies, Lopez Obrador said in his morning briefing. “We’re just checking that there is seriousness in the agreements.”

“We have resources available, we don’t want to be left out,” he added.

($1 = 21.9300 Mexican pesos)

Reporting by Ana Isabel Martinez; Writing by Drazen Jorgic