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Hungary to purchase Covid-19 vaccine produced by China's Sinopharm Company

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is expected that the first batch of vaccines will make up to a million doses
17:00, 15 January 2021

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The government of Hungary stated about the reached agreement with Chinese Sinopharm Company about the purchase of the vaccine against coronavirus as Reuters reported citing Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Chief of Staff Gergely Gulyas.

“We have practically made an agreement with Sinopharm. The first shipment could include up to one million doses,” Gulyas said.

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The official noted that the supplies of the vaccine within the EU program arrived too slowly and Hungary would continue talks with Russia and China about the extra purchase of vaccines. The terms of supply from China depends on how soon the Hungarian health authorities authorize the use of the Sinopharm vaccine.

Earlier, Hungary has received 80,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

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As we reported, the European Commission said that Hungary has the right to approve the use of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V, but it will not be able to circulate in other EU countries.

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