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Apr 28, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Shipping of 6.5 million pieces of protective gear is now underway

During today’s Operational Group press conference, Colonel Tibor Lakatos revealed that the shipping of 6.5 million pieces of protective gear is now underway. This equipment will soon be distributed to hospitals, ambulances and police officers across the country.

 

During today’s Operational Group press conference, Colonel Tibor Lakatos revealed that the shipping of 6.5 million pieces of protective gear is now underway. This equipment will soon be distributed to hospitals, ambulances and police officers across the country.

Addressing the latest developments on the coronavirus In Hungary, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said that the number of confirmed cases currently stands at 2,649, while 291 have so far passed away.

“Analyzing the curve of the epidemic, we can say that there is no significant increase. We hope to reach a balanced situation soon, so that the number of confirmed cases will cease to increase,” Müller said.

Meanwhile, Tamás Schanda, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, explained the methodology behind the government’s wage support program to counter negative economic effects of the coronavirus epidemic.

“The government’s standpoint is clear: jobs for Hungarians have to be protected, this is one of the cornerstones of the economic action plan,” Schanda said. Explaining how the wage support program works, Schanda said that the employer commits to not suspending the employee’s contract, while the employee carries out the work and remains available.

“The state will fill in for the lost wage for up to three months,” Schanda said, adding that this support will help out hundreds of thousands of families and ensure the survival of many companies.

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