Hungarian authorities review Sinopharm vaccine production in Beijing 

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Experts of the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYÉI) have reviewed production of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine in Beijing, department head Ferenc Lukács told state news wire MTI by phone.

Lukács said the experts had conducted a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) inspection of the facility where the vaccine is made, reviewing the entire production line and obtaining the full documentation on production processes.

"Everything we wanted to see, we got to see," he added.

He noted that the vaccine can be stored at a temperature of between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius, making safe delivery "easy to ensure".

Gergely Gulyás, who heads the Prime Minister's Office, said at a press briefing on Thursday that Hungary had "practically reached an agreement" on the delivery of the Sinopharm vaccine. He added that the first shipment could be as large as 1 million doses, pending approval by Hungarian medicines authorities.

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