WORLD Hungary to receive first shipment of Chinese vaccines


Hungary to receive first shipment of Chinese vaccines


10:01, February 10, 2021

BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Hungary is set to receive its first shipment of Chinese vaccines by the end of the month, British media Daily Mail has reported.

A COVID-19 vaccine by China National Biotec Group Co. is displayed during the China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing on September 6, 2020. (Photo: VCG)

The country has ordered enough supplies from China's Sinopharm to inoculate 2.5 million people, according to the report published Saturday.

The move came after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban criticised the EU's rollout for "progressing slowly."

Government leaders in the Czech Republic said they may follow Hungary's lead by also using vaccines yet to be approved by Brussels.

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