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Feb 17, 2021

Hungary could have 70 percent of its population inoculated by June

Hungary’s use of the Chinese and Russian Covid vaccines will allow it to vaccinate 3.5 million more people by the end of May than if it relied solely on jabs procured by Brussels.

 

The Hungarian government is working to procure as many Covid-19 vaccines as possible, meaning Hungary could have 70 percent of its population inoculated by June.

Pál Völner, State Secretary at the Justice Ministry, said that achieving this target would give Hungary one of the highest vaccination rates in the European Union, allowing it to lift restrictions and reopen its economy earlier than other countries.

According to MTI, Völner said, in a parliamentary debate on extending the special legal order introduced to contain the spread of the coronavirus, that Hungary’s use of the Chinese and Russian Covid vaccines will allow it to vaccinate 3.5 million more people by the end of May than if it relied solely on jabs procured by Brussels.

Citing expert opinions, the state secretary said virus restrictions should remain in place for the time being, but expressed hope that they could be eased in the foreseeable future.

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