Europe is queuing up for the Chinese vaccine, the secretary of state for information and internationalization of Hungary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday on his Facebook page.
The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) is launching a petition against allowing inoculation in Hungary with a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine that has not been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the spokesman for the party’s parliamentary group said at an online press conference on Saturday.
The vaccination against Covid-19 of residents and staff at nursing homes is continuing at the weekend, in line with the inoculation plan, the Coronavirus Press Centre told MTI on Saturday.
Opposition LMP is calling on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to “let the medicines authority do their work”, the party’s co-leader said at an online press conference on Sunday.
Opposition Párbeszéd believes using a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine for mass inoculation in Hungary is “a gamble” without subjecting it to a “thorough approval process”, the party’s European Union expert, Benedek Jávor, said at an online press conference on Sunday.
The opposition Socialists believe the government is “throwing free money” at multinational companies instead of defending workplaces under threat because of the coronavirus crisis, the party’s deputy head said at an online press conference on Sunday.
The number of guest nights spent in Hungarian commercial accommodation fell by an annual 85% to 313,000 in November as the pandemic continued to impact the tourism industry, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) show.
A majority of Hungarians regard a vaccine as the only way to control the coronavirus pandemic, and more and more people are expressing a willingness to get inoculated, according to a survey by the Századvég Foundation released on Friday.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió that it appeared the second wave of the epidemic had been reined in and recoveries outnumbered new infections.
In Belgium, the population will be vaccinated with the Coronavirus vaccine from Moderna on Monday, after 35,000 people have received the first dose of the vaccine, developed by Pfizer and BioNTech since December 28, local press said on Thursday.