Gergely Gulyás, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, said that every effort should be made to keep any second wave to a minimum. Gulyás said that if active infections in Hungary exceed 1,000-1,500, then a second wave would get under way, adding that there are currently 500-600 active infections.
According to MTI, the minister also confirmed that a decision has been made to keep simplified rules on medicine subscriptions in force after the September 17 regulation expires.
Commenting on screening requirements for travellers returning from countries classed as yellow and red, he said tests could be used from both state and private healthcare providers for people who want to leave quarantine. The ministry will release detailed instructions on the requirements after August 1, he added.
In response to a question concerning police sanctions for the violation of mask-wearing rules, he said the law allows for fines up to several tens of thousands of forints, and this had been applied in a few cases. At the same time, he said the government was asking people to observe the rules voluntarily.