Another 56 elderly people who are either confirmed or suspected as being infected by novel coronavirus have been moved from the Pesti Street care home in Budapest to St. János Hospital, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday evening. Earlier this week, 126 residents, who tested positive for coronavirus, were taken to the Korányi Institute.
After a mass outbreak of illnesses in the old people’s home, when five people died and more than 100 others have been infected with the virus, the Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller ordered the Budapest municipality to take immediate action. She said Hungarian authorities have given continued warning over the past few days that measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in social care institutions are the responsibility of the organisations running them.
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On Wednesday, Gergely Karácsony, the Budapest mayor said that the city council has done everything in its power to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading to the capital’s elderly homes.
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On Thursday, 126 elderly residents of the care home were taken to hospital.