news letter Our mobile application

Weekly newsletter

Coronavirus: Chief Medical Officer Warns of Virus Spreading among Young People

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.03.

The novel coronavirus has been spreading mostly among young people for the past few weeks, the chief medical officer told MTI on Wednesday, adding that the average age of new patients was around 30.

“There is a higher possibility in that age group to pass on the virus in a social setting,” Cecília Müller said, highlighting the responsibility of young people. She noted that while young people may have milder symptoms of Covid-19, they could transmit the virus to others just as well.

Coronavirus: Pandemic Mathematical Group Leader Warns of Rocketing COVID Cases in Hungary
Coronavirus: Pandemic Mathematical Group Leader Warns of Rocketing COVID Cases in Hungary

Gergely Röst, professor at the University of Sciences Szeged and Director of the Pandemic Mathematical group, which gives experts’ reports to the executive, is warning us about the dangerous rate of COVID-19 infections. According to him, the virus’s reproductive value is over 1 and has skyrocketed in the past days, to around 2-2.5, which is […]Continue reading

Müller also warned that rules and recommendations concerning the epidemic should be observed, with special regard to social distancing, wearing masks in enclosed public spaces, the frequent disinfecting of hands as well as surfaces used by other people. Responsible behaviour could help prevent the reintroduction of restrictions in force during the first wave of the epidemic, she added.

Photo by Gergely Botár/MTI