Hungary’s reformed churches are suspending their public worship services and events from Monday until the end of the month, the Hungarian Reformed Church’s synod has said.
Six Hungarian opposition parties have demanded the creation of a “National Vaccination Commission” to take over control of the vaccination programme from the government.
Hungary’s government has taken strict lockdown measures in the hope that the third wave of coronavirus infections could be tackled and life could return to normal by Easter, the Government Information Centre told MTI.
Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler has ordered the immediate suspension of same-day surgeries in Hungary, his ministry said in a statement.
People are being prevented from receiving their coronavirus jabs due to the government’s “faffing”, the leader of the opposition Democratic Coalition said.
The leftist opposition’s claim that the government has not ordered sufficient quantities of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine is part of their “hate campaign” against the government, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said on Facebook.
Another 400,000 people will have been vaccinated against coronavirus in Hungary by Wednesday, placing the country in first place in Europe, Gergely Gulyás, the prime minister’s chief of staff, told public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió on Sunday.
Warmer spring weather is expected for the upcoming week; however, in some regions, snowing could hit the country on Wednesday – says the Hungarian Meteorology Service.
Fully 108 patients, generally elderly with an underlying condition, have died over the past 24 hours, and 6,201 new coronavirus infections have been registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Sunday.
The government will help hospitals look after Covid patients by redirecting residents, the National Hospital Directorate General told MTI on Saturday.