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Healthcare

Hungary gives preliminary approval for AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccines, says PM's aide

BUDAPEST, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Hungary’s drug regulator has given preliminary approval for the use of the coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca and also Russia’s Sputnik V COVID vaccine, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said on Thursday, confirming media reports.

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto was travelling to Moscow for talks about the coronavirus vaccine later on Thursday, Gergely Gulyas said.

Reporting by Anita Komuves and Krisztina Than; Editing by Edmund Blair

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