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Chief Medical Officer: Epidemic in Hungary Yet to Peak

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.04.19.

The Covid-19 epidemic’s figures are still increasing in Hungary, Cecília Müller, the chief medical officer, told an online press conference on Sunday, but noted that 80% of those infected will have “very mild symptoms only”.

“There is no reason for those contracting the virus to despair,” she said.

Concerning a seniors’ home in Budapest’s eastern suburbs, where 10 residents have recently died of Covid-19 and over 200 tested positive for the new coronavirus, Müller said that a second round of tests was under way, with results expected to come back on Monday.

Speaking at the same press conference, a spokesman for the operative board coordinating national efforts against the epidemic, said that people tended to violate curfew rules more at weekends than on weekdays. Tibor Lakatos said that the police had fined 496 violators and initiated legal proceedings in 425 cases during the past 24 hours. “People go out more easily, breaking the rules, at weekends,” he said.

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