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Russian Vaccine Available in Hungary from December

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.07.

Next week, the Russian coronavirus vaccine is expected to reach an important “milestone”, enabling Hungary to buy small quantities of the vaccine from December and large quantities from January, the foreign minister said on Facebook on Saturday.

Péter Szijjártó also noted Hungary is in talks with Russia on purchasing a license so that the country can produce the vaccine locally.

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday underscored the importance of quicker decision-making and the soonest possible introduction of a vaccine in tackling the coronavirus pandemic and keeping the country open. Szijjártó told MTI by phone that he had discussed the state of the pandemic with his Austrian, Czech, Polish and Slovak counterparts earlier in […]Continue reading

Additionally, Hungary has signalled its intention to buy doses from a Chinese state vaccine manufacturer and two privately owned companies, so Hungary may be among the first countries in Europe to procure vaccines, he said.

Meanwhile, commenting on the state of his health on the fifth day of his quarantine after testing positive, he said symptoms of Covid-19 such as headache and pain in the limbs had intensified, while his cough had subsided.

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