The government has so far spent 225 billion forints (EUR 630.3m) on buying protective equipment, building a container hospital and making other preparations in connection with the novel coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in parliament.
President János Áder on Monday signed the law that grants the government enhanced powers to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hungary has risen to 492 by Tuesday (31st March).
More and more people are expected to become infected with the new coronavirus in Hungary, and many new cases will be diagnosed, the country’s chief medical officer said at an online press conference of the operative board, which is coordinating Hungary’s response to the pandemic.
Curfew restrictions have entered into effect, the operative board coordinating the response to the novel coronavirus epidemic said on Saturday.
The first hospital commanders – uniformed people who will make it easier for health-care workers to do their jobs – were issued their commissioning letters on Sunday afternoon, Tibor Lakatos, who heads the operations centre of the operative board, which is coordinating Hungary’s efforts to contain the novel coronavirus, said at an online press conference.
The Hungarian government will next week send two charter flights to bring back Hungarian nationals stranded in the US and Canada, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on social media. Szijjártó said that there were still several hundred Hungarians in the two countries, adding that Hungary’s diplomatic services had helped 667 Hungarian nationals return in the […]
This year’s Budapest Spring Festival, scheduled for April 3-19, has been cancelled, the organisers said.
Close to one-fifth of Hungarians are especially vulnerable to infection by Covid-19, a dossier of data related to the pandemic compiled by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) shows.
Hungary’s health-care workers are getting a free pass for all long-distance public transport services around the country, state secretary Tamás Schanda said at an online press conference of the operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.