Some European governments turn to China, Russia for Covid-19 vaccines, sparking talk of politics

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban received a dose of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine in Budapest, on Feb 28, 2021.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban received a dose of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine in Budapest, on Feb 28, 2021.PHOTO: VIKTOR ORBAN/FACEBOOK

LONDON - European Union officials are struggling to deflect accusations that they have been too slow in procuring coronavirus vaccines for the continent.

"We will have quite a lot more doses that will have to be administered," Dr Ursula von der Leyen, who heads the European Commission - the EU's executive body - promised earlier this week.

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