Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán — who reportedly gets by with about four hours of sleep per night — kicked off Easter Sunday with a visit to the Budapest vaccine distribution center of drugs wholesaler Hungaropharma.
“When thinking about vaccination, our first thoughts go to the nurses and doctors, but we should also think about loading dock workers, pilots, drivers, and warehouse staff, because vaccination begins with their work,” Orbán said in video posted on Facebook.
At the beginning of the video, he is seen driving a minivan and entering the medicine depot in Budapest’s 10th district.
He arrived just when the trucks delivering vaccines to the vaccination centers were about to leave the Hungaropharma depot.
“They do this every morning. It is so today as well, and there is a good chance that if all goes well tomorrow and the day after, we will have 2.5 million vaccinated,” Orbán said.
Hungary is battling its third, most severe coronavirus wave, but the latest data suggest that it is probably peaking in these days. In vaccination rates, Hungary, with 22.88 percent is second only to Malta (29.53 percent) in the European Union, followed by Finland (17.59 percent), Estonia (16.17 percent) and Austria (14.04 percent). Orbán has recently said that once 2.5 million (of the country’s 9.7 million population) have been inoculated, a gradual easing of the night curfew and shops closures can begin.
Title image: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visits the Hungaropharma drug wholesaler depot in Budapest on April 4, 2021. (source: Facebook)