Hungary buys Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, first in EU, minister says - (National Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Hungary has signed a deal to buy 2 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, representing the first EU country to do so, as reported National Post on Friday.

  • Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that "under the terms of our agreement, we are buying an amount sufficient to inoculate 1 million people."

  • Hungary's drug regulator recently gave approval for use of AstraZeneca's and Russia's Sputnik V vaccines against COVID-19, while the EU’s medicines regulator has yet to approve either vaccine.

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