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Coronavirus: 5 million Vaccinations Reached, Multiple Restrictions Lifted

Hungary Today 2021.05.23.

Fully 44 coronavirus patients died over the past 24 hours, while 416 new infections were registered in Hungary, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Sunday.

The number of active infections has decreased to 103,749. The number of people in need of hospital care has also decreased: hospitals are now caring for 1,399 Covid patients, 185 of whom are on ventilators.

Since the first outbreak, 802,088 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 29,519. Fully 668,820 people have made a recovery.

There are 14,220 people in official quarantine, while 5,734,447 tests have been officially carried out.

So far 5,005,682 people have received a first jab, while 3,000,989 have been fully vaccinated.

On March 5th, the government announced further strict measures, but the reopening has started, since the number of people inoculated with the first jab has reached 2.5 million.

On April 30th, Hungary reached another milestone as the number of vaccinated people surpassed 4 million. Therefore, new rules further easing restrictions have come into force.

On May 21, the Hungarian government announced that most of Hungary’s remaining restrictions would be lifted upon reaching five million vaccinations.

Most Covid Restrictions to Be Lifted in Hungary After 5 Million Vaccinations
Most Covid Restrictions to Be Lifted in Hungary After 5 Million Vaccinations

The night-time curfew, the rules on outdoor mask-wearing and social distancing will be lifted effective of the next consecutive day.Continue reading

Now that this goal has been reached, the night-time curfew, the rules on outdoor mask-wearing, and the prohibition of outdoor gatherings have been eliminated. Masks and physical distancing measures remain mandatory in shopping malls and enclosed areas, such as public transport and shops.

Detailed data on the more than 167 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 3,4 million deaths and more than 148 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI