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Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus Update: The epidemic can be kept under control

“Appropriate measures were taken at the right time, and, as a result, no explosion in the number of infections was seen. The epidemic can be kept under control,” Cecília Müller said.

During this morning’s Operational Group press conference, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller underlined that although appropriate measures have so far been taken by the authorities to fight the coronavirus, the public must follow the government’s rules and regulations to avoid mass disease.

“The coronavirus appeared in Hungary exactly one month ago,” Müller recalled. “Appropriate measures were taken at the right time, and, as a result, no explosion in the number of infections was seen. The epidemic can be kept under control,” she added.

Müller also reported a rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hungary to 678 while six more people unfortunately passed away. The good news is that 58 people have now recovered from the virus.

The Chief Medical Officer also called attention to some important rules to follow to help Hungary beat the virus. Müller pointed citizens to avoid outside gatherings and to pay attention to all regulations in closed institutions, old people’s homes for example, as the virus can spread much more easily and will take a much larger effort to contain.

“The guidelines and orders that have been issued must be followed,” she said, adding that “we are now on the verge of mass disease, so we can’t relax the rules at any level.”

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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