Hungary plans to have over 4mln people vaccinated by end of April

Hungary began a gradual reopening of shops and services on Wednesday

  

BUDAPEST - Hungary expects to have more than 4 million people vaccinated by the end of this month and to further ease lockdown measures in five or six days, when it has inoculated 3 million people against COVID-19, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday.

Gergely Gulyas also told a briefing that 2.6 million people have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine as of Thursday. Hungary began a gradual reopening of shops and services on Wednesday after it inoculated 25% of its population of 10 million.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Anita Komuves; Editing by Alex Richardson) ((KOMUVES.Anita@thomsonreuters.com;))

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