Hungary has launched an app that serves as a COVID immunity certificate.
The EESZT app available for Android and iOS is currently running in test mode. Citizens must register at www.eeszt.gov.hu. Hungary earlier started issuing plastic COVID immunity certificate cards to citizens who have been inoculated against the coronavirus.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, also revealed that a new shipment of the Sinopharm vaccine, 1.2 million doses in all, arrived in Hungary on Sunday. With the latest delivery, Hungary has received a total of 4.5 million doses of Sinopharm. Hungary, he added, was grateful to China for making the delivery over two weeks in advance of the May 31 deadline. “Certainly, every day counts,” he said.
The minister said that so far 6.5 million vaccine doses “from the East” have arrived in Hungary, adding that without them the current number of recipients of jabs would not have reached 4.6 million. The minister noted that the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved the Sinopharm vaccine. “Everyone can rest assured of this vaccine’s efficacy and safety," he said.