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Coronavirus: Registered Infections in Hungary Increase by Eight

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.07.28.

The number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by eight to 4,456 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday morning.

The number of fatalities remains unchanged at 596, while 3,331 people have made a recovery. There are 529 active infections and 76 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital for COVID-19, six on ventilators. Fully 8,970 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 330,239.

New restrictions on entering the country came into force on July 12, with the aim of preventing the import of infections from abroad.

Red, Yellow, Green: Who Can Enter Hungary Now and Under What Conditions?
Red, Yellow, Green: Who Can Enter Hungary Now and Under What Conditions?

On Sunday, the Hungarian government announced fundamental changes to the entry regulations and quarantine requirements for both Hungarian citizens and foreign nationals entering Hungary. The restrictions, imposed to prevent a second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, will take effect after midnight on Tuesday. Countries around the world are marked with red, yellow and green,” according […]Continue reading

Foreign countries have been classed into three categories: red, yellow, green. The authorities are screening arrivals and taking action based on the severity of the infection rate in each country. This can include ordering home quarantine for 14 days and compulsory testing. The government and the chief medical officer review the classification of the countries on a weekly basis.

To avoid a flare-up of the epidemic, the government has cancelled the celebrations that draw large crowds on the August 20 national holiday, including the fireworks and the air show. Meanwhile, gatherings of more than 500 people are banned until August 15.

Gov't Cancels August 20th National Holiday Public Events
Gov't Cancels August 20th National Holiday Public Events

At its Wednesday meeting, the government has decided to cancel all public events scheduled for the August 20th national holiday, including the air show and the evening fireworks display, as part of coronavirus protection measures, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Thursday. Gulyás said at his weekly press conference that […]Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 16,5 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 650,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

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