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Dec 29, 2020

Hungary takes delivery of 6,000 doses of Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine

The vaccine shipment entered Hungary from Slovakia and will be transported to the National Public Health Center under police guard.

 

The foreign minister has revealed that Hungary has taken delivery of 6,000 ampoules of Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said on Facebook that the vaccine shipment entered Hungary from Slovakia and will be transported to the National Public Health Center under police guard. “Hungarian experts there will have another opportunity to decide how the vaccine will be used,” he added.

The minister confirmed that Russia has concluded clinical trials of the vaccine with 40,000 volunteers, which have shown it to be 91.4 percent effective. Hungary is keeping an eye on every promising vaccine candidate and is doing everything it can to import those that prove effective, regardless of whether they are developed in the West or the East, he added.

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