Hungary plans to have over four million people vaccinated by end of April

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FILE PHOTO: Family doctor Csaba Denes gives a dose of the Sinopharm coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to a patient, in Budapest, Hungary February 26, 2021.

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary expects to have more than 4 million people vaccinated by the end of this month and to further ease lockdown measures in five or six days, when it has inoculated 3 million people against COVID-19, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday.

Gergely Gulyas also told a briefing that 2.6 million people have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine as of Thursday. Hungary began a gradual reopening of shops and services on Wednesday after it inoculated 25% of its population of 10 million.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Anita Komuves; Editing by Alex Richardson)