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Coronavirus: 80% of Hungarian Settlements Affected by Covid-19

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.03.

Fully 80 percent of Hungarian settlements are affected by Covid-19 infections, a department head of the National Public Health Centre (NNK) told a press briefing of the operative board responsible for handling the coronavirus epidemic on Tuesday.

Last week’s data revealed an increased presence of the virus in the sewage systems of Budapest, Békéscsaba, Eger, Kecskemét, Szekszárd, Tatabánya, Veszprém and other major cities which suggest that an increase can be expected in the number of infections, Ágnes Galgóczi said.

The operative board and the epidemiology authority continue to closely monitor the situation and will submit their proposals for measures to the government, she said.

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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will make an announcement after today’s cabinet meeting, Galgóczi said.

Featured photo illustration by Tamás Kovács/MTI


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