Budapest: Hungary has become the first and so far the only state in the European Union to register the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.
This was announced on Thursday by the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev, reports "Interfax-Ukraine."
"Hungary is the first EU country to assess all the advantages of Sputnik V and to allow its use," - he said.
The Russian Sputnik V vaccine has already been registered in Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay and Turkmenistan, Russia and Belarus.
According to the World Health Organization, over 354 thousand cases of coronavirus infection have already been identified in Hungary for the entire time of the pandemic, of which 11 615 people have died.