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Jun 16, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Over 65 shopping times to be reviewed on Wednesday

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.

 

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.

Müller added that starting on Monday all health services are once again available to the public without restrictions. Some 80 percent of hospital beds formerly reserved for novel coronavirus patients can be used for other purposes but 20 percent still need to be maintained for coronavirus patients. Restrictions on hospital visits have been partially lifted, with hospital heads still having the right to specify detailed rules, she said.

Meanwhile, Róbert Kiss said family gatherings of no more than 200 participants for weddings and funerals are now allowed in Budapest. Live music is also allowed for such events, he added.

Commenting on recent reports of a spike in the number of infections reported in Ukraine and Romania, he said the borders in question were being monitored on an ongoing basis.

Non-Hungarian citizens are still not allowed to enter Hungary except for citizens of countries that have signed bilateral agreements, he said. Entry from Romania and Ukraine is only allowed for farm workers, certain people in possession of a special permit and those travelling on to western Europe, he added.

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

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