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Hungary receives Sputnik Light for testing

Eighty doses of the Russian Sputnik Light coronavirus vaccine arrived in Hungary for testing, prior to purchase talks with the manufacturer, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday.

The foreign ministry quoted Szijjarto as saying that the tests were the next step in Hungary’s and Russia’s cooperation in terms of vaccination against Covid.

If Hungarian experts consider the new vaccine safe, effective, and suitable for a booster jab, trade talks will ensue, Szijjarto said.

Szijjarto noted that Sputnik Light was already distributed in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Argentina, and India, while a licence had been issued in San Marino, and it was being licensed in Serbia.

“The more kinds of the vaccine Hungarians can choose from, the better,” Szijjarto said, and encouraged residents to take booster jabs.

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