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Hungary ties up close to 5 million vaccine dosages in EU scheme: PM Orban - Metro US

Hungary ties up close to 5 million vaccine dosages in EU scheme: PM Orban

FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban takes part in a European Union summit in Brussels

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary has ordered close to 5 million vaccine doses for the novel coronavirus under a European Union scheme to provide potential COVID-19 vaccines, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday.

The European Commission wants to strike deals with up to six drugmakers to buy promising COVID-19 vaccines in advance.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Anita Komuves; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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