[Global Times reporter & nbsp; Li Zhen] Hungary’s government drug regulatory agency approved the use of the new crown vaccine developed by Sinopharm on the 29th, which was announced by Hungary’s national chief medical officer Muller & middot; Cecilia at a news conference on the same day, making Hungary the first EU member country to approve the use of Chinese vaccine, Reuters reported. Hungarian prime minister Orban said on the 29th that he believed most in the new crown vaccine produced in China and would choose Chinese vaccine.
Hungary signed a formal contract with China for the purchase of 5 million doses of Sinopharm vaccines at noon local time immediately after China’s vaccines were approved, Hungarian foreign minister sialto said on the 29th. The vaccines will be delivered to Hungary in four batches within four months. As early as the 14th, Hungary signed an intention contract with Sinopharm to purchase 1 million doses of vaccine. Hungarian prime minister Orban told state radio on the morning of 29 that he would be vaccinated and was already in the queue. I am waiting for and believe in the Chinese vaccine, because the Chinese people are the first to know about the virus. Some people believe in Russian vaccines, while others think that Western vaccines should be used. &”If Hungary can get the Chinese vaccine, about 1.7 million people will be vaccinated by March,” he said.
Orban also said the government is closely following mass vaccination in neighboring Serbia. Serbia has vaccinated more than 300000 people from China, including Hungarian communities in the north. In the middle of this month, the first 1 million doses of national medicine vaccine arrived in Serbia, which became the first European country to use Chinese vaccine for mass vaccination.
Hungary has always been very pragmatic on the issue of purchasing vaccines. The Hungarian government has repeatedly said that the purchase of vaccines is a life-saving issue, not a political issue, so it will welcome effective and reliable vaccines in both the West and the East. On the 29th, AFP said that Orban repeatedly criticized the EU for its slow action on vaccine procurement and distribution. Hungary became the first EU member state to purchase Russia’s new satellite v-crown vaccine last week. In order to speed up the vaccine approval process, the Hungarian government announced a decree on the 28th, which will adopt the emergency use approval procedure for any vaccine that has been used by more than one million people.
On the 28th, the first batch of nearly 2 million doses of the new coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Kexing company arrived in Chile, which was personally welcomed by Chilean President Pinella. He said that he and the health minister himself will also be vaccinated in February.