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Hungary lends 41,000 Pfizer jabs to the Czech Republic

Int’l Relations

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó delivered 41,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine Hungary is lending to the Czech Republic to Prime Minister Andrej Babis in Prague on Friday, according to a report by news agency MTI.

"Our Hungarian friends have always helped us when we needed it, we could always count on them," Babis said.

Czech government spokesperson Jana Adamcova said the same volume of vaccine would be returned to Hungary when Czechia has enough.

Days earlier, Hungary lent 300,000 AstraZeneca jabs to Slovenia.

Hungary is switching its mass inoculation campaign over to "standby" mode as most people registered have already had their jabs. More than half of the population has been inoculated against the coronavirus.

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