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Orban pledges coronavirus vaccine for all in Hungary

Christian Fernsby |
Hungary will procure a vaccine for the novel coronavirus and it will be made available to all citizens who want it, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said.

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"The European Union (EU) estimates the vaccine will be available in the first half of 2021, while the Americans say they could develop a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year," he said in an interview with commercial television channel TV2 late on Sunday.

Orban explained that his administration was conducting talks with the United States, Japan, China and Russia on vaccine procurement, and had also contributed to research programs funded by the EU.

According to official figures, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hungary stood at 24,716 on Monday, with 5,152 recoveries and 749 fatalities.

Countries such as the United Kingdom, China, Russia and the United States are racing against time to develop coronavirus vaccines.

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