- 1 Feb 2021 8:10 AM
- Hungary Matters
Szijjártó said he had signed an agreement to purchase the vaccine, enough to inoculate 2.5 million people, last Friday after talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Sinopharm will deliver the vaccine in four phases, over a period of four months, he said.
The National Medicines and Food Health Institute (OGYÉI) green-lighted the use of the vaccine in Hungary last Friday.
Szijjártó said the large quantities ordered would speed up the inoculation process and “might save thousands of lives”.
Lifting the restrictions may also come sooner with mass inoculation, he said.
The vaccine has already been administered to over 300,000 people in Serbia, he added.