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May 06, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Strict restrictions need to be maintained in Budapest

The authorities are monitoring the new measures, introduced on Monday, and found that strict restrictions still need to be maintained in Budapest.

Speaking at today’s Operational Group press conference, Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police Force, confirmed that nine out of 10 coronavirus-related fatalities during the last 24 hours have occurred in Budapest and the surrounding area. Kiss said that they are monitoring the new measures, introduced on Monday, and found that strict restrictions still need to be maintained in the capital.

“72 percent of new COVID-19 cases came from Budapest and its surroundings,” Kiss said, adding that currently there are 10,628 compulsory home quarantines in effect and police officers imposed sanctions in 1,522 cases for violating the regulations.

Revealing some good news, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said that the number of active COVID-19 cases has been declining for two days in a row. “Currently, there are 1,979 active cases and 759 have already recovered from the disease,” Müller said. Meanwhile, a total of 373 people have succumbed to the virus so far. These deaths, according to the CMO, have been “largely defined” by underlying health conditions.

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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