Hungary has taken delivery of 6,000 ampoules of Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook on Monday.
The vaccine shipment entered Hungary from Slovakia and will be transported to the National Public Health Centre under police guard, Szijjártó said. “Hungarian experts there will have another opportunity to decide how the vaccine will be used,” he added.
Russia has concluded clinical trials of the vaccine with 40,000 volunteers, which have shown it to be 91,4 percent effective, Szijjártó said.
Hungary is keeping an eye on every promising vaccine candidate and is doing everything it can to import those that prove effective, regardless of whether they are developed in the West or the East, the minister added.
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