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Hungary expects 1 million doses of Sinopharm's vaccine in March and April in total

FILE PHOTO: Sinopharm's China National Biotec Group vaccine boxes for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are pictured at a vaccination site in Shanghai, China January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary expects to get 1 million doses of Chinese Sinopharm’s vaccine in March and April in total, with 3.5 million more doses arriving in May, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said on Thursday.

Hungary started inoculating people with Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday after receiving its first shipment of 550,000 doses last week, making it the first country in the European Union to use a Chinese vaccine.

Reporting by Krisztina Than and Anita Komuves; Editing by Alison Williams

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