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Apr 10, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Number of confirmed cases rises to 1,190

More Hungarian citizens have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the confirmed number of cases in Hungary to 1,190.

More Hungarian citizens have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the confirmed number of cases in Hungary to 1,190. Meanwhile, 77 have so far lost their lives to the disease.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán yesterday announced that the restrictions on movement will remain in place for the time being. 

"We listened to the opinions of mayors and the police, we talked to epidemiological experts and collected the opinions of scientists. There was a consensus that the restrictions already in place were sensible. They were sensible and successful in that they managed to slow down the spread of the epidemic," the prime minister said. "In light of this, we have made the following decisions. We are extending the duration of movement restrictions. We are extending them indefinitely. We will reconsider them on a weekly basis.”

Hungary is now in the period of cluster infections, when the virus spreads via social interaction. The disease can therefore be present anywhere. It’s vital for everyone to stay home and observe the recommendations and movement restrictions, especially elderly people, students and those who have returned from abroad.

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 1,190. In compulsory home quarantine: 16,006. Recovered: 112. Deceased: 77

Only together can we slow down the epidemic and flatten the curve.

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