Hungary approved Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine against Corona. The approval comes a week after Russia broke ranks with Brussels by issuing a provisional permit for Sputnik v Jab.
With this approval, Hungary became the first country in the European Union to approve the Chinese Kovid-19 vaccine op cyanopharma. “Today, the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYEI) gave its approval for t he cyanopharma vaccine,” Chief Medical Officer Cecilia Muller told a briefing. The nation expects 500,000 doses of Sinbarma jab to be ordered for delivery in February. -Staff said on Thursday.
Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he plans to sign a purchase deal with the Chinese firm “today or tomorrow” for the first delivery in Hungary, saying he would choose it for his own vaccination. Orban said, “The Chinese have known this virus for the longest time, so they probably know the most about it, so I’ll wait for my turn, and I want the Chinese vaccine when I choose.”
Hungary became the first EU member to approve Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine last week, and said it has agreed to buy two million jobs.