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.
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.
Featured photo by Tamás Sóki/MTI