Hungary will purchase two million doses of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to vaccinate one million of its citizens. This was stated by the Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Siyarto at the talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Earlier on Friday, Siyjarto said Hungary and Russia had signed a contract for the supply of an anti-coronavirus vaccine.
According to him, the Hungarian side has already received a copy of the agreement signed by the Russian Federation.
The minister said that the vaccine will arrive in the republic within three months, RIA Novosti reports.
In the first month, 300 thousand doses will be delivered, in the second – half a million, and then – 200 thousand.
Hungary became the first EU country to register Sputnik V. The registration of the Russian vaccine was carried out in the country according to an accelerated procedure based on the results of clinical trials conducted in Russia and assessments of local experts.
In addition, the Russian Sputnik V vaccine was registered in the UAE and approved for its use in the country.