The speed at which Hungary is implementing its vaccination plan is “outstanding in the European Union”, the prime minister’s chief of staff told his weekly press conference on Thursday.
Gergely Gulyás said that Hungary and Malta were at the forefront of Europe’s vaccination drive.
Gulyás said that thanks to the shots, the number of new cases had been “radically reduced” and the number of deaths was decreasing.
By Friday, the number of inoculated Hungarians could reach 4 million, and the government could lift further restrictions, Gulyás said.
The government has authorised Hungary’s foreign minister to conclude bilateral agreements on recognising Covid-19 immunity certificates, the prime minister’s chief of staff said on Thursday.
The agreements will be aimed at mutually recognising the rights of immunity certificate-holders, Gergely Gulyás told a weekly online press briefing.
Hungary will seek to conclude a bilateral agreement with every country that is open to entering into such an agreement, Gulyas said.
Under a prospective agreement, a holder of a Hungarian immunity certificate would be entitled to the same benefits as a certificate-holder of the partner country, Gulyás said, adding that Hungary, too, would recognise the partner country’s immunity certificate.