Mexico to buy 35 million doses of China's CanSino COVID-19 vaccine

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the Health Ministry on Wednesday signed an agreement to buy 35 million doses of Chinese firm CanSino Biologics' COVID-19 vaccine.

Ebrard, who made the announcement on Twitter, had previously said Mexico aimed to ink the deal this week.

Mexico on Wednesday confirmed 11,974 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national total to 1,205,229, according to the Health Ministry. The country's death toll from the virus has increased by 781 to 111,655.

(With input from agencies)