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Coronavirus: Hungary Breaks Daily Record with Over 5000 New Cases

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.07.

Fully 107 Covid-19 patients, most of them elderly with underlying illnesses, have died in Hungary over the past 24 hours, while 5,318 have been officially diagnosed with Covid-19, bringing the total number of registered infections to 104,943, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Saturday.

The death toll has risen to 2,357 while 24,847 have made a recovery. There are 77,739 active infections and 5,612 hospitalised Covid patients, 405 on ventilators.

Fully 36,911 people are in official home quarantine, and the total number of tests carried out since the first outbreak has increased to 1,189,962.

The government on Tuesday evening announced new restrictive measures and a “special legal order”. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in a video on Facebook, called on lawmakers to reintroduce the special legal order for 90 days and announced a curfew between midnight and 5am. Nightclubs have been ordered to close.

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Coronavirus - Orbán: State of Emergency to be Reintroduced

From midnight, the government is reintroducing the state of emergency in connection the coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on Tuesday in a video on Facebook. He called on lawmakers to reintroduce the state of emergency for 90 days. Orbán also said the government is imposing a curfew between midnight and 5am, and nightclubs […]Continue reading

Also, parking will be made free of charge once again with a view to reducing crowds on public transport, he said.

The prime minister said sporting events, cinemas and theatres will have to restrict audiences to using every third seat, and face masks must be worn. The authorities will inspect all events and fine transgressors. Venues that fail to observe the rules will be shut down immediately, he added.

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Border controls and restrictions on entry are still in place and previous restrictions on visits to hospitals and social care facilities still apply.

Most registered infections are in Budapest (26,697), Pest County (13,605) and the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (6,928), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (6,343) and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (5,662). Tolna County has the fewest infections (1,124).

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