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May 15, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Japan supplies Hungary with medicine to treat COVID-19

The foreign minister has revealed that Japan will provide medicine to treat COVID-19 to 30 countries including Hungary, free of charge.

 

The foreign minister has revealed that Japan will provide medicine to treat COVID-19 to 30 countries including Hungary, free of charge.

Following phone talks with his Japanese counterpart, Péter Szijjártó thanked Toshimitsu Motegi for including Hungary in the group of recipients, while the Japanese minister congratulated Hungary on its handling of the coronavirus epidemic.

Minister Szijjártó said that Japan would send 12,200 Avigan pills, sufficient to treat 100 patients. He also said Japan was open to future cooperation opportunities with regard to coronavirus research.

The two ministers agreed that a direct Budapest-Tokyo flight would be launched once the epidemic is over. Minister Szijjártó also noted that the government on Wednesday had decided to lift any entry restrictions for Japanese business travelers.

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