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Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Unfortunately, we are still seeing many elderly people in the streets, shops and on public transport

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Cecília Müller stated that there are still many elderly people on public transport, in shops, and in the streets.

“We are still seeing many elderly people on public transport, in shops, and in the streets. I am asking them most respectfully to accept our advice as we are worried about them, they are most at risk from serious complications during the progression of the coronavirus infection,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Cecília Müller.

It is important for the elderly to know that this is an invisible virus that is especially dangerous for them. It could be equally present in villages, in towns in the countryside and in the capital. It could be there in small shops, on buses, in surgeries. Anywhere where there are many people. 

We are therefore asking the elderly to stay at home. If possible they should not go anywhere at this time. Especially not to places where there are many people, including doctors’ surgeries. If necessary, they should contact their family members and acquaintances by telephone and should phone them or the local government if they need any assistance. They should wash their hands frequently and thoroughly. They should frequently air their homes. 

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