Face Masks to Be Made Mandatory at Restaurants, Entertainment Venues

The Hungarian government is extending face mask requirements to restaurants and entertainment venues from next week, the deputy head of the operative board responsible for handling the coronavirus epidemic said. The new regulations enter into effect on November 2, Róbert Kiss told a press conference. Under the new rules, members of the public will be […]

Fines for Quarantine Rule Breaches Raised

Fines Hungarian authorities can levy for breaching quarantine rules have been substantially increased, under a law amendment that took effect on Wednesday, Róbert Kiss, a spokesman of the central operative board coordinating coronavirus-related measures, said. Lawmakers on Monday approved the new regulations which raise the maximum fine that can be levied for breaches of home […]

Medical Chamber Recommends Restrictions to Fight Epidemic

The Hungarian Medical Chamber recommends more restrictions to fight the novel coronavirus epidemic and proposes “constructive dialogue” with decision makers in the modernisation of the health-care system. The chamber said in a statement that based on international trends, the epidemic can be expected to quickly deteriorate and neighbouring countries have already introduced measures based on […]

Hungary Expands Number of Hospitals Treating Covid-19 Patients

The human resources minister has ordered the expansion of the number of hospitals treating coronavirus patients, the ministry has said. Like the rest of Europe, Hungary, too, is seeing a steep rise in its number of coronavirus cases, the human resources ministry told MTI. Outside Budapest, six additional hospitals will be treating Covid-19 patients from […]

47 Covid-19 Patients Die, Infections Up By 2,316

Forty-seven Covid-19 patients, mostly elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died in the past 24 hours, and registered coronavirus infections rose by 2,316 to 61,563, koronavirus.gov.hu said. The death toll rose to 1,472, while 16,491 people have made a recovery. There are 43,600 active infections, while 2,602 patients are hospitalised, 233 on ventilators. Fully […]

First Covid-19 Patient Treated With Hungarian-Made Remdesivir Leaves Hospital

A 75 year old woman, the first Covid-19 patient to be treated with Remdesivir produced in Hungary, has been released from hospital, the Budapest Semmelweis University said. The diabetic patient admitted to hospital with serious pneumonia on October 14 immediately received a combined therapy that included doses of Remdesivir, the university said, adding that the […]