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Hungary to buy 2 million doses of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine: minister

FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto attends an interview with Reuters in Budapest, Hungary, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Marton Dunai

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary has agreed to buy 2 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, enough to inoculate a million people, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday after talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

Szijjarto said an initial shipment would be enough to inoculate 300,000 people, followed by two other batches for half a million and 200,000 people, respectively. He did not say when the first doses would arrive.

Reporting by Budapest bureau; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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