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Coronavirus: 128 Fatalities, but Only 696 New Cases Registered in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.12.

Fully 128 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 696 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 344,352, said on Tuesday.

The death toll has risen to 10,853, while 209,852 people have made a recovery.

The number of active infections stands at 123,647, while there are 5,005 hospitalised Covid patients, 356 on a ventilator.

Altogether 25,532 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests carried out has risen to 2,860,814.

On November 10, lawmakers extended the government’s special powers by 90 days, allowing the government to suspend the application of some legislation, diverge from legal provisions and take other extraordinary measures by decree.

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A major new rule is that face masks must be worn in public spaces in localities with more than 10,000 residents, though it is up to local mayors to decide which spaces the rule applies to.

Among other measures recently introduced: school classes from the eighth grade as well as universities are now holding lessons and lectures online. In addition, a curfew is in force between 8pm and 5am, and work carried out beyond the home must be justified. With the exception of pharmacies and petrol stations, shops can be open until 7pm. Hairdressers, masseurs and personal trainers must observe general curfew rules.

Restaurants are limited to offering takeaways, while hotels are not allowed to cater to tourists, only guests arriving for business, economic or educational purposes. Sports events must be held behind closed doors. Also, leisure facilities such as fitness gyms, indoor swimming pools, museums, libraries, cinemas, zoos and skating rinks must suspend their services.

Events, including cultural events, cannot be held under the special rules. Family and private events including birthday celebrations can be held with a maximum of ten people attending. Funerals can be held with not more than 50 people in attendance. The government has asked religious communities to make sure their conduct during ceremonies aligns with general coronavirus safety rules.

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Detailed data on the more than 91 million confirmed cases worldwide, and more than 1,9 million deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/