Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said Hungary's next goal is "no less than five million vaccinated citizens".
In a video published on Facebook, following talks with the interior and foreign ministers, PM Orbán said that the country had enough vaccines, adding that “success depends on whether people register for vaccination”. “The shots save lives. Do not listen to anti-vaxxer voices, protect yourself and your families,” he said.
PM Orbán also welcomed the fact that over one million people had received their shots during the past two weeks, and called it a “fantastic achievement”. He thanked all nurses, doctors, and other staff participating in the vaccination drive.
Meanwhile, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, announced that agreements had been signed with the foreign ministers of Slovenia and Bahrain to mutually recognize vaccination certificates. Under the agreements, citizens will be allowed free travel irrespective of the vaccine they have been inoculated with. The minister noted that Bahrain had been one of the first countries to apply the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, and it had offered its experience to Hungary.