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Hungary as first in EU starts using China's coronavirus vaccine

Christian Fernsby |
Hungary on Wednesday became the first EU nation to start using China's Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

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"Today we begin to inoculate with the Chinese vaccines," Orban said in a Facebook video message.

Hungary has ordered five million doses of the Chinese jab.

A planned 275,000 inoculations can be administered this week from the first batch of Sinopharm doses that arrived earlier this month, a health official said Tuesday.


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