Hungary could receive its first shipment of the vaccine against Covid-19 in late December

Or early January, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday. In his regular interview to public broadcaster Kossuth Radio, Orbán said that those suffering from chronic illnesses and the elderly population most vulnerable to the virus could be vaccinated around January. Mass doses of the vaccine are expected to arrive in April, he added. The […]

Coronavirus – 65 Patients Die, Number of Infections Up By 3,286

Fully 65 Covid-19 patients with underlying illnesses have died in Hungary over the past 24 hours while 3,286 have been officially diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of registered infections to 71,413, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday. The death toll has risen to 1,699, while 17,953 have made a recovery. There are 51,761 active infections […]

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 […]