- 24 Aug 2020 10:11 AM
883 is the number of active infected, 59 patients are hospitalized, 9 of them are on ventilators.
The epidemic is still present and widely spreads in several countries, so epidemiological preparedness remains in place.
It is vital for everyone to maintain a 1.5 meters distance from others and cover their face in shops and on public transport.
The new infections diagnosed in recent days warn that the most important way to prevent it now is for those who have symptoms not to go into the community.
Most of the new infections that have occurred recently can be traced back to the fact that many who, although they noticed the symptoms themselves, did not take them seriously enough and nevertheless went to more or less family and friends gatherings where they infected others.
So, in addition to avoiding risky trips abroad and using the masks and distances prescribed in shops and public transportation, one of the most effective forms of protection is to remain vigilant and disciplined and take the signs of the coronavirus seriously, whether or not you have been abroad.
If we comply with this, we can avoid the spread of the infection and therefore the introduction of additional restrictive measures.
The operative board in charge of containing the epidemic has advised the government to classify countries into “red”, “yellow” and “green”, based on the severity of the situation in each, Gulyás said, adding that it is continually monitoring infection data from abroad.
Entry from “yellow” or “red” countries will entail undergoing a health check at the border and 14 days in quarantine unless two consecutive negative coronavirus tests taken 48 hours apart within the previous 5 days can be proven.
Hungarian citizens can freely enter from a country classified “green”.
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Patients treated in hospital: 59
On respiratory machine: 9
In mandatory home quarantine: 7,917
Number of samplings: 398,550
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