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Hungary sends plane to China for 1st shipment of Sinopharm vaccine

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The state of Hungary's aircraft has taken off for Beijing to pick up the first delivery of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, state secretary Tamás Menczer said in a video posted on the Facebook page of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó early Monday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Menczer said 550,500 doses of the vaccine would be loaded on the aircraft which is expected to return to Hungary around noon on Tuesday.

He noted that more than 30 million people around the world have been inoculated with the Chinese coronavirus vaccine, including some half a million in neighboring Serbia.

At present, Hungary is using the BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccines to inoculate its population against the coronavirus, the report notes.

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