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Eighty-four Covid-19 patients died in the past 24 hours, and registered coronavirus infections rose by 3,928 to 94,916, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.

The death toll rose to 2,147, while 22,823 people have made a recovery.

There are 69,946 active infections, while 5,183 patients are hospitalised, 378 on ventilators.

Fully 34,603 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 1,147,616.

Almost Half of Those Needing Ventilator Treatment in Hungary Die
Almost Half of Those Needing Ventilator Treatment in Hungary Die

Fatality rates among those on ventilators are high in Hungary, almost 50%, higher than in the first wave of the pandemic, a chief infectologsit said. Ventilator treatment is the last step in trying to save the life of a patient in serious condition, and something that infectologists try to avoid. According to the chief infectologist […]Continue reading

The government on Tuesday evening announced new restrictive measures and a “special legal order”. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in a video on Facebook, called on lawmakers to reintroduce the special legal order for 90 days and announced a curfew between midnight and 5am. Nightclubs have been ordered to close.

Also, parking will be made free of charge once again with a view to reducing crowds on public transport, he said.

The prime minister said sporting events, cinemas and theatres will have to restrict audiences to using every third seat, and face masks must be worn. The authorities will inspect all events and fine transgressors. Venues that fail to observe the rules will be shut down immediately, he added.

Border controls and restrictions on entry are still in place and previous restrictions on visits to hospitals and social care facilities still apply.

Coronavirus - Orbán: State of Emergency to be Reintroduced
Coronavirus - Orbán: State of Emergency to be Reintroduced

From midnight, the government is reintroducing the state of emergency in connection the coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on Tuesday in a video on Facebook. He called on lawmakers to reintroduce the state of emergency for 90 days. Orbán also said the government is imposing a curfew between midnight and 5am, and nightclubs […]Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 48 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 1,2 million deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/kormany.hu