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Coronavirus: Visiting Ban in Pesti Road Care Home

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.18.

The municipal body in charge of coronavirus prevention in Budapest has banned visits to an elderly care home in Pesti Road in the city’s eastern suburbs, where a large number of cases were reported during the first wave of the epidemic.

Residents will also be forbidden to leave the facility from Wednesday on, the Mayor’s Office told MTI.

The facility has protective gear and disinfectants for several weeks, while residents and staff are being screened for Covid-19, the statement said.

Coronavirus: Over 900 Infections, 140 Deaths among Elderly Care Home Residents in Hungary
Coronavirus: Over 900 Infections, 140 Deaths among Elderly Care Home Residents in Hungary

Over 900 residents of elderly care homes in Hungary have so far contracted the novel coronavirus, and 140 of them have died, the koronavirus.gov.hu website said. The virus has been identified in 13 Budapest and 20 countryside care homes since its emergence in March, it said. Eight of the Budapest homes with infections are operated […]Continue reading

The restrictions were proposed by the head of the facility in view of rising case numbers across the country, the statement said, adding that currently there are no active coronavirus cases in the home.

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