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A vaccine, now in sight, will be the solution to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on social media on Saturday.

After a meeting of the Health Scientific Council, he said vaccine opportunities were assessed in depth. “The vaccine is the solution”, he said, adding that this outcome was on the horizon.

Orbán said there was “a good chance” that European, Chinese and Russian vaccines would be available in Hungary and, after the appropriate assessments, anyone wishing to vaccinate themselves would be able to do so voluntarily.

He said that until that point, which he described in terms of “a few weeks”, it was important to be “aware of what’s going on around us”.

Austria, he added, was “our laboratory”, and he had spoken to the Austrian Chancellor today with a request to share Austrian experience.

Coronavirus: Hungarian Gov't in Vaccine Talks with China, Russia, Israel
Coronavirus: Hungarian Gov't in Vaccine Talks with China, Russia, Israel

Hungary is in talks with China, Russia and Israel on buying vaccines against the coronavirus once they are developed, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Monday. Data regarding the spread of the virus is “worrying” worldwide, Szijjártó said on Facebook. A vaccine could lead to a breakthrough in combating the pandemic, he said. Research is […]Continue reading

Discussions about the economy will take place on Sunday, Orbán said, adding he will meet the head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry before a session of the operative board in charge of coronavirus measures on Monday morning, when “more details” are expected to be revealed.

Featured photo by Zoltán Fischer/PM’s Press Office/MTI