UPDATE 1-Hungary to start vaccinations with Russian COVID-19 shot - Yahoo Finance

by finance.yahoo 02/09/2021

Hungary will start vaccinatingpeople suffering no chronic diseases with Russia's SputnikCOVID-19 vaccine soon, the surgeon general said on Tuesday,becoming the first European Union country to use it. Cecilia Muller said the first 2,800 doses of Sputnik wouldbe given to those who have registered for inoculations, and thatas Hungary was striving for "maximum safety" those who have achronic disease will not get the shot. "It... can be used with appropriate caution in case ofcertain chronic diseases," she told a briefing.


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Hungarian authorities confirmed 1,862 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the past 24 hours and there were 97 fatalities, the official government website said. While recent days brought stagnating or slightly increasing virus statistics, today’s numbers clearly show that the situation is turning for the worse.

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People who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus -- meaning they have recieved two doses of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine-- can skip quarantine if they are exposed to someone infected with the virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.