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Mar 02, 2020

Still no sign of the coronavirus in Hungary

The Hungarian government’s operative board is continually monitoring the coronavirus outbreak.

The government has confirmed that there are still no signs of the coronavirus infection being present in Hungary.

Kinga Láng-Bognár said the Hungarian government’s operative board is continually monitoring the virus outbreak.

The spokeswoman said 115 samples have so far been tested, 403 people have been screened at road border crossings and 4,722 at airports. Almost 1,200 people have called the dedicated information hotline and more than 500 e-mail enquiries have been received.

The operative board is also setting up a Facebook page, in addition to the existing information channels, in order to provide information on the new virus.

Regarding protective face masks, the operative board decided that stocks of medical masks should be used to meet the needs of the general public, and 300,000 masks were delivered on Friday morning. A production line with capacity to make 25,000 masks was also re-started early this month in Debrecen.

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 under koronavirus@bm.gov.hu.