At about 10:00 local time on February 16, the first batch of COVID-19 inactivated vaccines of China National Pharmaceutical Group arrived in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, and Hungary became the first EU country to buy Chinese coronavirus vaccine.
State Secretary of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Affairs Menzel and other government officials went to Liszt International Airport to greet him, accompanied by Chinese Ambassador to Hungary, Qi Dayu.
On January 29, the Hungarian National Institute of Medicine and Nutrition approved the use of the coronavirus vaccine produced by China National Pharmaceutical Group, becoming the first EU country to approve a Chinese vaccine. It is reported that the Chinese vaccine will be put into practical application after being tested and approved by the Hungarian National Public Health Center.
On January 16, the first batch of coronavirus vaccines from China National Pharmaceutical Group arrived in Serbia. On January 19, Serbia began to vaccinate against China, becoming the first European country to use the Chinese vaccine.