Orbán inoculated with Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán got his first jab of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm on Sunday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Orbán posted a video of himself getting inoculated at a vaccination center of the Hungarian Army Health Centre on his Facebook page.

Afterward, speaking from his office in the Castle District, Orbán said he was having "no trouble at all" and noted that "tens of thousands" of ethnic Hungarians living in the Vojvodina region of Serbia had been inoculated with China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.

He urged Hungarians to register and get vaccinated.

Hungarian President János Áder was inoculated with the Sinopharm vaccine on Friday.

In addition to the BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that Hungary is getting in a joint European Union order, the country has procured the Sinopharm vaccine and Russia's Sputnik V vaccine to accelerate the pace of inoculation.

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