Argentina, August 13: As the world grapples to fight against coronavirus, countries are working hard to produce COVID-19 vaccine. In the latest news, Argentina and Mexico will produce the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for most of Latin America, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez informed on Wednesday.

The two countries would be in charge of the “Latin American production” and distribution of a vaccine. Argentina will be in charge of producing "the active substance," said Fernández, with Mexico finishing "production and packaging." COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Russia to Begin Coronavirus Vaccine Production Within 2 Weeks.

Argentina And Mexico to Produce AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: 

The Argentine government said that an agreement signed between AstraZeneca and mAbxience of the INSUD Group includes a transfer of technology to initially produce 150 million doses of the vaccine to supply all of Latin America with the exception of Brazil.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 13, 2020 08:52 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website