Hungary’s aircraft has taken off for Beijing to pick up the first delivery of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, state secretary Tamás Menczer said on the Facebook page of Foreign Minister Trade Péter Szijjártó early on Monday.
Menczer said in a video that 550,000 doses of the vaccine would be loaded on the aircraft which is expected to return to Hungary around noon on Tuesday.
He noted that more than 30 million people around the world have been inoculated with the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine, including some half a million in neighbouring Serbia.
At present, Hungary is using the BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccines to inoculate its population against the coronavirus.
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