A total of 86,929 people have been inoculated
UK virus variant detected in Hungary
The new variant is 50-70 percent more infectious than the “original” virus, Muller said. However, several vaccine producers have said that their products were effective against it, she added.
Muller also called on health-care staff to get inoculated “so that we can move on along the vaccination list”.
Vaccines are being administered continuously, with the process only being slowed down by the shipment of new doses, she said.
Hungary used up its entire stock of Covid-19 vaccines by Tuesday evening, inoculating a total of 86,929 people, Muller said. Vaccine recipients will begin receiving their second doses on Jan. 18, she added.
Meanwhile, Muller said that only 3 percent of those who have died from the disease were free of any underlying illnesses.
In response to a question, the chief medical officer stressed that those who have been vaccinated are still required to wear face masks and observe social distancing.