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1.2 Million Sinopharm Doses Arrive in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.05.08.

Fully 1.2 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Hungary from China at dawn on Saturday, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said.

“This is the biggest shipment of vaccines so far,” he said on Facebook, adding that Hungary has now received 3.3 million doses altogether. Another 1.7 million doses of the Sinopharm jab are under contract to be delivered in the future, too.

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Szijjártó said “the next milestone” was the target of five million vaccinated in Hungary, “bringing us closer to a life of normalcy”.

“We are in a position to vaccinate anyone who needs it,” the minister said.

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