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The ban on visits to elderly care homes and social institutions is being lifted with immediate effect today, the chief medical officer told a press conference of the body coordinating pandemic response measures.

Cecília Müller said all visitors must hold a vaccination certificate can be accompanied by children under 18.

Residents who hold a vaccination certificate are now allowed to leave the home without having to get tested on returning, she said. Those who do not hold a certificate and want to leave for longer than 72 hours can return only after a negative rapid antigen test result, she added.

Budapest Elderly Care Homes Develop Herd Immunity After Vaccination
Budapest Elderly Care Homes Develop Herd Immunity After Vaccination

Budapest tested the immunity of 1,500 people in elderly care homes and homeless shelters, finding that almost all vaccinated people have enough antibodies for protection, and elderly care homes have developed herd immunity.Continue reading

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