How Homeless In Hungary Are Negatively Affected By Covid

  • 24 Nov 2020 8:23 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
How Homeless In Hungary Are Negatively Affected By Covid
Homeless shelters will probably not be filled this winter, as homeless persons must produce results of a negative PCR test before they can be admitted, Népszava reports.

Director Zoltán Aknai of the Menhely foundation expressed concern that free beds will remain empty in the freezing December weather.

Homeless people in Budapest are steadily tested, and 22 who tested positive for the coronavirus are in hospital.

Homeless persons who turn out to be infected are automatically hospitalised regardless of whether they have severe symptoms, as quarantine is not possible at homeless shelters and infected people cannot be allowed back onto the street.

Temporary accommodation has been made available at night shelters and day warmers for those who cannot show results of two negative PCR tests.

No test result is required for access to day warmers and night shelters.


MTI Photo: Márton Mónus

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