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Sinopharm Vaccines Arrive in Budapest on Hungarian Aircraft

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.11.

A transport of 450,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccines arrive in Hungary on Thursday on a government-owned freight plane, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has said.

The plane was purchased in view of experiences of an “air bridge” last spring, established to transport coronavirus-related protection equipment to Hungary, Szijjártó said on Facebook, adding that the plane was expected to give Hungary an edge over the limitations of the market.

“Hungary is now in a position to procure, transport or produce the equipment needed for the protection efforts in an emergency,” Szijjártó said.

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Those strategic abilities will enable the country to protect its citizens swiftly and effectively, he added.

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The 450,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine which arrived in Hungary earlier today will keep Hungary in Europe’s top league in terms of the coronavirus inoculation rate, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on a video posted on Facebook on Thursday.

“This is a great moment,” Orbán said, standing on the airport tarmac next the cargo plane that made the delivery. “Hungary has received vaccines for another 450,000 people, saving them from the disease and possible death.”

The prime minister appealed to Hungarians to register for the vaccine.

“This is a good vaccine; I was inoculated with it.”

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Orbán added that if the vaccines now delivered were administered in the days to come, Hungary would remain in the European vanguard in terms of the inoculation rate.

Orbán, who was vaccinated on Feb. 28, said Hungary was not “competing with other European nations. We want to defeat the virus … and save as many Hungarians as possible.”

featured image: the Hungarian aircraft that brought the vaccines; via Péter Szijjártó’s Facebook