November 20th, 2020
The 12 million doses of vaccines Hungary had procured against the coronavirus are expected to be enough to stem the epidemic, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. The vaccines are likely to be rolled out at the end of spring, although exact dates are as yet uncertain, Orban said in an interview to public radio. Orban said vaccines were health-care issues, not political ones. If certain countries are further along in developing it, then it "makes sense" that Hungary should order from them as well, he told Kossuth Radio, referring to talks under way with China and Russia. Referring to financier George Soros's call for an inquiry as to why Hungary had received samples of a Russian vaccine on Thursday, Orban said: "It isn't Soros's job to decide which vaccines are good and which aren't. That is for laboratories to decide and the Hungarian people, who will be free to choose from among several vaccines."