China 's Sinopharm will deliver to Hungary enough vaccines to inoculate , people in each month between February and April, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff announced last week. Gergely Gulyas also told a government briefing that in May Sinopharm would deliver enough vaccines to inoculate 1. Hungary announced in January that it had reached a deal with Sinopharm, becoming the first EU country to purchase a Chinese vaccine. It is scheduled to receive , doses of Sputnik and another half a million doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine this month, potentially allowing it to speed up its inoculation programme despite delays in Western vaccine deliveries.
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High Speed 2 HS2 is expected to be given the green light today by Boris Johnson , despite concerns about rising costs. The prime minister will set out his response to the Oakervee Review in an announcement to parliament and is expected to give his final approval to the first stretch, linking London to Birmingham. High Speed 2 is a much more ambitious rail project, involving miles of new high-speed track. The latest proposal is to add an extension northwest to Crewe to the first stage, allowing Liverpool and Glasgow to be served by high-speed trains from the outset. The latter branch will also serve Sheffield and provide connections to the existing East Coast main line to York and Newcastle. When the plan was first unveiled, the arguments were focused on cutting journey times. But the real reason is to provide much-needed extra capacity.
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An unprecedented joint procurement initiative led by Brussels to secure coronavirus vaccines and make them equally available to all 27 EU member states has fallen well short of the mark. Not only did the EU rollout begin notably later than in post-Brexit Britain and the United States, supplies have failed to arrive as contracted. How did it go so wrong?