A commemoration was held in Budapest near Margaret Bridge on the first anniversary of the tragedy that claimed 28 lives when a sightseeing boat and a cruise ship collided on the River Danube.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public radio that the epidemic is not yet over and that experts predict a second wave in the autumn.
New ventilator type developed by Budapest’s Technical University put into production.
The government can give up its special powers thanks to the effectiveness of the fight against the epidemic, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office has said.
The cabinet has decided to set up a school guard which will affect some 500 schools, including 140-150 vocational schools, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás, told an online press conference.
From Thursday, Hungarian and Slovenian nationals will be able to cross their common border without restrictions, the Hungarian and Slovenian foreign ministers announced.
Hungary has avoided a high coronavirus death toll in terms of the population, the country’s chief epidemiologist said on Thursday.
The criminal trial of the case of a ship collision with a sightseeing boat on the Danube claiming 28 lives has been postponed to begin on September 8, a municipal court said, one day ahead of the accident’s first anniversary.
Wage growth for full-time workers in Hungary slowed to an annual 9% in March, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said. Wage growth slowed for the fourth month in a row. In absolute terms, the average gross monthly wage stood at 400,400 forints (EUR 1,147).
The number of television advertising spots on Hungarian-language channels has fallen by almost one-fourth since early March, before Hungary went into lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, data from the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) show.