Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said the 450,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine which arrived in Hungary on Thursday will keep Hungary in Europe's top league in terms of the coronavirus inoculation rate.
“This is a great moment,” PM Orbán said at the airport upon its arrival. “Hungary has received vaccines for another 450,000 people, saving them from the disease and possible death,” PM Orbán said in the video posted on Facebook.
The prime minister appealed to Hungarians to register for the vaccine. “This is a good vaccine; I was inoculated with it.” He added that if the vaccines now delivered were administered in the days to come, Hungary would remain in the European vanguard in terms of the inoculation rate.
PM Orbán, who was vaccinated on February 28, said Hungary was not “competing with other European nations. We want to defeat the virus … and save as many Hungarians as possible.”
Photo credit: Facebook/Orbán Viktor