Coronavirus: 51,000 Tests Since Restrictions Lifted - Vaccine Available In November?

  • 9 Jun 2020 11:33 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Coronavirus: 51,000 Tests Since Restrictions Lifted - Vaccine Available In November?
Hungary’s four medical universities have conducted a total 51,000 novel coronavirus tests as part of a national screening programme since the epidemic-related restrictions have been lifted, Béla Merkely, the programme’s head, told public Kossuth Rádió.

Merkely, the rector of Budapest’s Semmelweis University, said an average of twenty new cases were still being reported daily.

But for every person officially registered with the disease “there could be others with only mild symptoms”, he said, adding that masks should still be worn indoors.

Merkely said there was a chance that a vaccine may be available in November.

In this case, vaccinations of people over 65, high-risk patients, hospital staff and staff of elderly care homes would be compulsory.

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