Hungary has decided to take 50 coronavirus patients from Romania into its intensive care facilities, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Wednesday.
Szijjártó noted Romania’s “extremely serious challenges” mounting in recent days. Hungary’s government has kept in contact with Romanian Deputy Prime Minister Kelemen Hunor and Minister of Health Attila Cseke regarding how Hungary can help Romania, he added.
The minister noted that Hungary has already donated respirators and favipiravir, and now Hungary has agreed to accept gravely ill Covid patients for intensive treatment in Szeged and Debrecen, in southern and eastern Hungary respectively. The technicalities of the arrangement are under discussion between the two sides, he added.
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