Fully 95 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 1,358 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 345,710, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday.

The death toll has risen to 10,948, while 215,453 people have made a recovery.

The number of active infections stands at 119,309, while there are 4,870 hospitalised Covid patients, 339 on a ventilator.

Altogether 25,856 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests carried out has risen to 2,879,364.

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.

A growing number of people in Hungary have expressed a willingness to be vaccinated against coronavirus, pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet said on Tuesday, citing a Nézőpont Institute survey. Currently 45 percent indicated a readiness to receive the jab. Positive experiences reported by people who have received the vaccine and public campaigning by various public figures […]Continue reading

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.

Many people in Hungary have encountered difficulties while registering online for the coronavirus vaccine, as not everyone who applied on the official website received any confirmation. The problem proves to be particularly unfortunate after it has become clear that only those who register are eligible for vaccination. The registration for the Covid vaccination started last […]Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 92 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/kormany.hu


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