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Jun 23, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: Here's the latest

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,172. Recovered: 2,752. Deceased: 588.

 
 

10:03 AM - July 3: 4,172 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Hungary

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,172. Recovered: 2,752. Deceased: 588.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 832. The results show that 39 percent of those infected, 60 percent of the deceased, and 47 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 150 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 9 of whom are on ventilators.

09:45 AM - June 29: 4,145 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hungary

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,145. Recovered: 2,685. Deceased: 585.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 875. The results show that 38 percent of those infected, 60 percent of the deceased, and 48 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 170 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 9 of whom are on ventilators.

09:40 AM - June 27: 4,138 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Hungary

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,138. Recovered: 2,681. Deceased: 578.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 879. The results show that 38 percent of those infected, 60 percent of the deceased, and 48 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 174 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 11 of whom are on ventilators.

09:02 AM - June 22: 4,102 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hungary

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,102. In compulsory home quarantine: 3,528. Recovered: 2,590. Deceased: 572.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 940. The results show that 39 percent of those infected, 60 percent of the deceased, and 48 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 184 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 14 of whom are on ventilators.

09:30 AM - June 17: Parliament terminates state of emergency powers

Parliament has terminated the emergency powers handed to the government in March in response to the coronavirus epidemic.

The law submitted by Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, which required a two-thirds majority of lawmakers in attendance was approved with 192 votes in favor and no votes against. The date the emergency is lifted will be decided by the government.

08:45 AM - June 17: 4,078 confirmed cases in Hungary

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,078. In compulsory home quarantine: 7,545. Recovered: 2,547. Deceased: 567.

09:45 - June 16: Hungary has successfully completed the first phase against the virus

The foreign minister said Hungary has successfully completed the first phase of implementing protection measures against the novel coronavirus epidemic, concentrating on healthcare.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said in parliament that the crisis had revealed areas where Europe must make progress and introduce changes, such as making sure that it is not dependent on external players in strategic areas.

09:20 - June 16: Over 65 shopping times to be reviewed on Wednesday

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said the cabinet is expected to decide on Wednesday whether to amend the restrictions on shopping times reserved for people aged above 65. “The aim is to return to a normal course of life in this area, too,” she said.

09:30 - June 15: Hungary continues purchase of protective equipment

In a post on his Facebook page, the foreign minister said easing coronavirus-related restrictions must be coupled with continued purchases of protective equipment.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that Hungary had received 2,800 lung ventilators and nearly 8 million face masks during the past week. He quoted WHO figures and said that a daily 100,000 new COVID-19 infections are reported worldwide.

09:15 - June 15: Hospital ban lifted

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller has lifted a restriction under which visitors were banned from hospitals due to the coronavirus epidemic. According to a statement from the National Public Health Center, the ban remains in force in wards were COVID-19 patients are being treated.

08:45 AM - June 15: 4,069 confirmed cases in Hungary

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,069. In compulsory home quarantine: 7,287. Recovered: 2,482. Deceased: 562.

08:55 AM - June 12: 4,053 confirmed cases in Hungary

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,053. In compulsory home quarantine: 8,834. Recovered: 2,447. Deceased: 555.

11:55 AM - June 11: Home quarantine rules relaxed for many new countries

During today’s Operational Group press conference, Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police Force, reported that people can now enter Hungary from the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia and from Friday Croatia without the need for compulsory home quarantine.

08:30 AM - June 11: 4,039 confirmed cases in Hungary

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,039. In compulsory home quarantine: 9,167. Recovered: 2,391. Deceased: 553.

12:25 PM - June 10: Home quarantine scrapped for Croatia trips on Friday

During today’s Operational Group press conference, Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police Force, said Hungarian citizens will be able to enter Hungary from Croatia without compulsory home quarantine from Friday.

08:20 AM - June 10: 4,027 confirmed cases in Hungary

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,027. In compulsory home quarantine: 8,805. Recovered: 2,355. Deceased: 551.

12:20 PM - June 9: Controls at at all Schengen internal borders have now been abolished

During today’s Operational Group press conference, Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police Force, announced that controls at all Schengen internal borders have now been abolished.

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said there are no confirmed infections in four Hungarian counties, but “despite improving data, epidemiological preparedness still needs to be maintained”.

09:45 AM - June 9: WHO says possibility of second wave

World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus yesterday briefed EU foreign ministers on the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Ghebreyesus said lobal trends were still worrying, with over a hundred thousand new cases reported each day, indicating the possibility of a second wave. He said preventive measures must be maintained until a vaccine is available.

09:05 AM - June 9: 4,017 confirmed cases in Hungary

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,017. In compulsory home quarantine: 9,523. Recovered: 2,324. Deceased: 550.

01:15 PM - June 8: CMO says the first wave of the coronavirus will “soon be behind us"

During today's Operational Group press conference, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said the first wave of the coronavirus will “soon be behind us", as the number of recovered patients in Hungary is now double the number of active COVID-19 cases.

09:40 AM - June 8: Hungary and Germany lift travel restrictions on each other’s citizens

Hungary and Germany lifted travel restrictions on each other’s citizens from 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Peter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said on his Facebook page that Germany’s management of the epidemic has proven to be successful, allowing the government to lift restrictions on passenger travel.

Minister Szijjártó added that German nationals will be allowed entry into Hungary, and Hungarians who return home from Germany will not have to undergo mandatory quarantine.

09:05 AM - June 8: Hungary’s measures to contain the epidemic are among the most successful in Europe

The justice minister said Hungary’s measures to contain the novel coronavirus epidemic were among the most successful in Europe, and the country has so far avoided a mass outbreak with thousands of fatalities.

Justice Minister Judit Varga briefed the ambassadors of European Union member states in Budapest on the successes of the Hungarian response to the epidemic and on the planned regulations of reopening the country.

08:45 AM - June 8: Number of confirmed cases stands at 4,014

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,014. In compulsory home quarantine: 9,965. Recovered: 2,284. Deceased: 548.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 1,182. The results show that 41 percent of those infected, 60 percent of the deceased, and 48 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 385 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 21 of those are on ventilators.

10:05 AM - June 7: Number of confirmed cases stands at 4,008

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 4,008. In compulsory home quarantine: 9,916. Recovered: 2,279. Deceased: 546.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 1,183. The results show that 41 percent of those infected, 59 percent of the deceased, and 48 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 386 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 21 of those are on ventilators.

09:12 AM - June 6: Number of confirmed cases stands at 3,990

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 3,990. In compulsory home quarantine: 10,133. Recovered: 2,279. Deceased: 545.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 1,166. The results show that 41 percent of those infected, 59 percent of the deceased, and 48 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 387 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 21 of those are on ventilators.

01:05 PM - June 5: Three counties record no new cases

During today's Operational Group press conference, Chief Medical Officer Cecíla Müller confirmed that the epidemiological situation in Hungary is still favorable. She added that there are three counties where no infections are currently present, but Budapest is still the most infected area of the country.

"Today, the number of active infections stands at 1,183, of which 41 percent is from Budapest," she said, adding that "the number of people in hospitals dropped below 400."

10:05 AM - June 5: Number of confirmed cases stands at 3,970

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 3,970. In compulsory home quarantine: 9,693. Recovered: 2,245. Deceased: 542.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 1,183. The results show that 41 percent of those infected, 59 percent of the deceased, and 48 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 397 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 21 of those are on ventilators.

08:40 AM - June 5: Hungary’s protective measures during the first phase of the coronavirus epidemic were “successful and effective”

Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said Hungary’s protective measures during the first phase of the novel coronavirus epidemic were “successful and effective”.

The minister said Hungary has been more successful in protecting against the epidemic than any western European country, noting the state of emergency is scheduled to be lifted from June 16, and theaters, museums, cinemas and spas will be allowed to reopen.

12:45 PM - June 4: Theaters, museums, cinemas and baths could soon reopen

During today’s Operational Group press conference, Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police Force, said Hungary has successfully and efficiently defended itself in the first phase of the epidemic. “Parliament will vote on the elimination of the state of emergency, however, the operational Group will continue its work,” he said.

Kiss also noted that Austria opened its border today and Hungarian citizens can avoid home quarantine if they can prove with medical documentation that they are not infected with the virus.

He added that restrictions on events remain, but general restrictions will end with the elimination of the state of emergency. “After June 16, the emergency situation may end in a few days, after which theaters, museums, cinemas and baths can reopen,” he concluded.

11:20 AM - June 4: Change to border restrictions now in effect

Border restrictions will remain in force in the sense that no foreign citizen can enter Hungary due to the coronavirus pandemic (unless they hold a residency permit, address card and registration certificate), but other restrictions have been lifted.

Exceptions include business trips for nationals of certain countries (Poland, Czech Republic, South Korea, Japan, Slovakia, Germany and Austria); the entry of seasonal agricultural workers from neighboring countries; and foreign citizens to whom the Deputy Police Chief has issued a license.

Hungarian citizens who want to return to Hungary from a foreign country must undergo a medical examination and should undertake compulsory home quarantine for 14 days. People are exempt from the compulsory home quarantine if they arrive back from a business trip from Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Austria, South Korea or Japan.

09:25 AM - June 4: Elderly care homes headed for recovery

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said the number of elderly care homes contending with COVID-19 has not increased.

Müller said 33 homes are infected, but patients and nurses are recovering and staff are able to return to work. Among the 5,991 caregivers working in 33 homes, 899 tested positive and 468 have recovered, she said.

09:15 AM - June 4: Number of confirmed cases stands at 3,954

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 3,954. In compulsory home quarantine: 10,985. Recovered: 2,205. Deceased: 539.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 1,210. The results show that 41 percent of those infected, 59 percent of the deceased, and 48 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 406 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 24 of those are on ventilators.

01:45 PM - June 3: Restrictive measures to be re-evaluated on Thursday

During today’s Operational Group press conference, Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police Force, said the government is currently “analyzing and evaluating” restrictive measures and an announcement of new decisions can be expected on Thursday.

Kiss added that there are currently 11,172 cases of compulsory home quarantines in effect, legal proceedings have had to be launched for scaremongering and the spreading of fake news in 120 instances so far.

09:05 AM - June 3: Hungary takes delivery of protective equipment from Turkey

Hungary has taken delivery of a donation of protective visors and hand sanitizers from Turkey. Turkish businesses donated 50,000 visors, 16,000 hand sanitizers and 20,000 hand sanitizers with high alcohol content to Hungary.

08:50 AM - June 3: Number of confirmed cases stands at 3,931

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 3,931. In compulsory home quarantine: 11,172. Recovered: 2,190. Deceased: 534.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 1,207. The results show that 41 percent of those infected, 59 percent of the deceased, and 48 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 414 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 24 of those are on ventilators.

12:35 PM - June 2: Epidemic is on a downward trend in Hungary

During today’s Operational Group press conference, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller announced that the coronavirus epidemic is now on a downward trend in Hungary.

“Our epidemic curve has been trending downwards for 10 days now, the epidemic is fading away,” Müller said. “We are constantly analyzing foreign and domestic data and we strive to make Hungarian data comparable with other countries in the world in order to prepare for the next wave,” she added.

09:45 AM - June 2: Parliament to debate ending state of emergency

Lawmakers will debate ending the state of emergency and mark the centenary of the Trianon Treaty in a three-day session this week. Parliament’s session will begin this afternoon with lawmakers marking Hungary’s deaf sports day. This will be followed by speeches prior to the agenda.

Parliament is set to vote on tax changes aimed at mitigating the economic fallout of the epidemic as well as a bill on the retail tax tomorrow. Lawmakers will also vote on an opposition-sponsored bill calling for the declaration of a climate emergency and immediate measures to combat climate change.

Parliament will then debate amendment proposals to the 2021 budget bill, winding up the state of emergency declared in response to the outbreak as well as a set of transitional regulations keeping some of the measures taken during the state of emergency in force.

09:30 AM - June 2: FM says all COVID-19 patients received treatment on time

The foreign minister said the matter of saving lives cannot be dependent on healthcare capacities in Hungary. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungary began procuring the health accessories necessary for tackling the pandemic in time, adding that this guaranteed that all COVID-19 patients received treatment.

08:50 AM - June 2: Number of confirmed cases stands at 3,921

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 3,921. In compulsory home quarantine: 11,159. Recovered: 2,160. Deceased: 532.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 1,229. The results show that 41 percent of those infected, 59 percent of the deceased, and 48 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 427 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 24 of those are on ventilators.

09:10 AM - June 1: Hungary becomes first in EU to rescind state of emergency order

Justice Minister Judit Varga said Hungary has successfully concluded the first phase of its efforts against the novel coronavirus and will be the first European Union member to rescind its special legal order.

“We have managed so far to prevent the pandemic from reaching tragic proportions similar to some member states. This has been possible because the Hungarian government took all the necessary measures in due time and could rely on the sacrifice and discipline of the Hungarian citizens,” Minister Varga wrote in an article published by portal EUObserver.

08:45 AM - June 1: New national consultation launched to gauge opinions on pandemic

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has announced the launch of a new survey to gauge the public’s opinion on a range of issues connected with the novel coronavirus epidemic and measures to restart the economy.

The “National Consultation” will be carried out by the government this month. PM Orbán said that the questionnaire was ready for the most part, and the survey, to be sent to households by post, was expected to get under way immediately.

08:30 AM - June 1: Number of confirmed cases stands at 3,892

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 3,892. In compulsory home quarantine: 11,226. Recovered: 2,156. Deceased: 527.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 1,209. The results show that 41 percent of those infected, 59 percent of the deceased, and 48 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 417 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 25 of those are on ventilators.

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