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May 11, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Numbers place Hungary in bottom third of Europe

“The number of those who succumbed to the virus is, of course, a reason for sorrow. However, the figures place Hungary in the bottom third of Europe,” Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said today.

 

During today’s Operational Group press conference, Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police Force, revealed that 378 people have voluntarily agreed to use the supervisory software designed to monitor them while in compulsory home quarantine. Currently, there are 10,955 compulsory home quarantines in force.

Kiss confirmed that in rural Hungary, police officers have employed sanctions in 534 cases due to the violation of coronavirus protection measures. So far, they have launched 85 proceedings for scaremongering and the spreading of fake news.

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said that despite a period when the number of those infected grew rapidly, this period did not last long due to effective measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus.

“The curve of the [coronavirus] epidemic shows that it grew week by week,” Müller said. “This means that the number of infected people grew gradually,” she added.

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said today that while there was a period when the number of coronavirus infections grew rapidly, this period was short due to effective measures taken against the spread of the disease. “The number of those who succumbed to the virus is, of course, a reason for sorrow. However, the figures place Hungary in the bottom third of Europe,” Müller said.

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