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.
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.
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