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Aug 29, 2020

Coronavirus Update: 5,669 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hungary

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 5,669. In compulsory home quarantine: 8,191. Recovered: 3,759. Deceased: 614.

 

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 5,669. In compulsory home quarantine: 8,191. Recovered: 3,759. Deceased: 614.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 1,296. The results show that 40 percent of those infected, 60 percent of the deceased, and 42 percent of those recovered live in Budapest. There are currently 90 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 7 of whom are on ventilators.

It’s still vital for everyone to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters and cover their face in shops and on public transport within Hungary.

The Hungarian government has also classified foreign countries into three categories: red, yellow and green. In the case of entry from the countries marked as yellow and red, passengers crossing the border are randomly tested (at road border-crossings and airports), their body temperature is checked, they are required to complete a questionnaire, and they are ordered to enter compulsory home quarantine as before. Tasks related to border controls are performed by the police.

Persons ordered to enter compulsory home quarantine are required to stay at home for 14 days and inform their general practitioners in the event that they develop symptoms. If a person would like to be exempted from compulsory home quarantine, they can have a PCR test; in the case of countries falling into the yellow category, they can be released from quarantine after 1 negative PCR test result, while in the case of countries falling into the red category, 2 negative PCR test results are required.

Learn more about the red, yellow and green system here.

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