State Secretary Csaba Dömötör said Hungary’s healthcare system is prepared to handle a potential next wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and there are sufficient quantities of vaccines available.
Speaking on public news channel M1, Dömötör said that developments connected to the new Omicron variant were constantly being monitored. Epidemic protection measures are determined by circumstances such as whether enough protective equipment is available and healthcare capacities. Hospital capacity, he said, was now sufficient and there were significant reserves, too. Only vaccination, however, offered an effective solution in combatting the epidemic, he added. Dömötör welcomed that over 6 million Hungarians have been vaccinated, including over 3 million who have received their booster shots. Future restrictions can be avoided if the number of vaccinated further increases, he said.