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Coronavirus: Human Resources Minister Briefs Hospital Directors

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.11.

Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler on Tuesday briefed hospital directors on the status of the coronavirus outbreak in Hungary, and asked them to enforce strict procedures in their institutions to contain the spread of the virus.

The ministry is preparing two Budapest hospitals to handle Covid-19 cases should the number of infections exceed the capacity of the St László Hospital, where the quarantine has been operating since early February, Kásler said.

Kásler also briefed the hospital heads on the procedure of handling suspicious cases.

The ministry’s statement said 29 infectology wards outside Budapest are on standby to receive Covid-19 cases.

Featured photo illustration by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI