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Coronavirus: 71 Schools Suspended Teaching in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.23.

Altogether 71 schools have suspended teaching due to the coronavirus in Hungary, while 43 schools are providing education online, the state secretary for education on Monday told the press conference of the operative body responsible for handling the coronavirus epidemic.

Another 388 individual classes have introduced digital education in schools that still provide a portion of their teaching in the classroom, State Secretary Zoltán Maruzsa said.

Orbán: Focus on Targeted Mass Testing, Keeping Schools Operational
Orbán: Focus on Targeted Mass Testing, Keeping Schools Operational

Efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus will focus on targeted mass testing of essential workers and on keeping schools operational this week, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Monday morning, after meeting the operative body responsible for handling the epidemic. “We are fighting in schools and kindergartens so that they can remain open,” […]Continue reading

Róbert Kiss, a member of the operative body, said that many restaurants, bars and shops were still flouting mandatory closing times imposed last week. Over the weekend, the authorities had to close down five Budapest shops and restaurants for thirty days, he said.

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller noted that the targeted testing of essential workers started in social care institutions on Friday. From Monday, health-care workers and teachers are also being tested with antigen rapid tests, she said.

Featured photo illustration by János Mészáros/MTI