Italy on Sunday reported a fall in both daily infections and new coronavirus-related deaths, as the country continues to battle a resurgence in the pandemic contagion.
Fully 68 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 875 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 352,703, koronavirus.gov.hu said.
Deliveries of Covid-19 vaccine Hungary is getting from a joint European Union order will be enough to vaccinate fewer than 500,000 people by the end of March, public television learnt from government sources.
There are no changes planned to the Covid-19 vaccination rollout in Hungary, the chief medical officer said on public radio on Sunday.
Experts of the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYEI) have reviewed production of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine in Beijing, department head Ferenc Lukács told MTI by phone on Saturday.
Europe is queuing up for the Chinese vaccine, the secretary of state for information and internationalization of Hungary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday on his Facebook page.
The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) is launching a petition against allowing inoculation in Hungary with a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine that has not been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the spokesman for the party’s parliamentary group said at an online press conference on Saturday.
The vaccination against Covid-19 of residents and staff at nursing homes is continuing at the weekend, in line with the inoculation plan, the Coronavirus Press Centre told MTI on Saturday.
Opposition LMP is calling on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to “let the medicines authority do their work”, the party’s co-leader said at an online press conference on Sunday.
Opposition Párbeszéd believes using a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine for mass inoculation in Hungary is “a gamble” without subjecting it to a “thorough approval process”, the party’s European Union expert, Benedek Jávor, said at an online press conference on Sunday.