- 9 Nov 2020 11:50 AM
86,134 is the number of active infected, 6,061 patients are hospitalized, 415 of them are on ventilators.
The second wave of the epidemic is also rising sharply throughout Europe and Hungary, which is expected to lead to a further increase in the number of people infected. The government’s goal remains to maintain the country’s viability while maintaining health protection and not let the virus paralyze everyday life. However, this requires adherence to general precautions.
The government is reintroducing the "special legal order" in connection with the coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on Tuesday, 3 November.
He also said the government is imposing a curfew between midnight and 5am, and nightclubs will be ordered to close.
The prime minister said sporting events, cinemas and theatres will have to restrict audiences to using every third seat, and face masks must be worn. The authorities will inspect all events and fine transgressors.
Pm Orbán said the situation is even worse further out to the west,”, adding that Hungary tended to be about 5-7 days behind Austria in terms of the state of the epidemic.
If this trend holds, Hungary’s hospitals will be close to exhausting their capacities by mid-December, he said.
Number of samplings: 1,225,399
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