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May 18, 2020

Coronavirus Update: 100th Wizz Air flight carrying protective gear arrives in Hungary

The 100th Wizz Air flight carrying protective gear from China for the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic has touched down at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport.

 

The foreign minister has confirmed that the 100th Wizz Air flight carrying protective gear from China for the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic has touched down at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungary has so far received over 131 million masks, 1,928,695 protective gowns, 516,280 visors and 3,062 ventilators. From this amount, 3.9 million masks, 5 million gloves and 384 ventilators arrived over the past three days.

The minister expressed thanks to the ministry’s logistics team, the pilots and the ground crew for their “fantastic achievement”. Due to their joint efforts, over the past one and a half months 130 flights operated on the China-Hungary air bridge.

Minister Szijjártó said the 100th aircraft would not be the last one as Hungary is preparing for long-term defense.

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email koronavirus@bm.gov.hu