Hungary’s next goal is “no less than five million vaccinated citizens”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Facebook on Saturday.
In a video published after talks with the interior and foreign ministers Orbán said that the country had enough vaccines, adding that
“success depends on whether people register for vaccination”.
“The shots save lives. Do not listen to anti-vaxxer voices, protect yourself and your families,” the prime minister said.
Orbán welcomed the fact that over one million people had received their shots during the past two weeks, and called it a “fantastic achievement”. He thanked all nurses, doctors, and other staff participating in the vaccination drive.
Several Hungarian websites said that the government might allow organizing wedding parties and family gatherings only after 4.5 or 5 million people got their first vaccines. The problem is that, currently, the number of registered is only around 4.6 million. However, some received their jabs without registering. For example, those working in the healthcare system. As a result, news websites say that
Hungary might reach the new goal in only weeks.