Hungary ‘Among Europe's Safest Countries’

  • 16 Jul 2021 3:40 PM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary ‘Among Europe's Safest Countries’
Hungary continues to be one of the safest countries in Europe in terms of Covid-19, the head of the Prime Minister's Office has said.

Gergely Gulyás said that having evaluated the coronavirus situation in Hungary relative to the rest of Europe, the government had concluded that the situation in Hungary “continues to be the best”.

Hungary has retained second place in Europe in terms of the ratio of fully inoculated residents, while the country has sufficient reserves of coronavirus vaccines, he said, adding that “we are in the position to inoculate anybody at any time”.

“Those who register today may get any of their preferred vaccine in two days’ time.”

The government will take steps to further increase Hungary’s vaccination rate in the coming weeks, Gulyás said.

“In many European countries there are clear signs that a fourth wave has begun, and he warned Hungarians against making trips abroad unless fully vaccinated.

The government has discussed issues around a possible third coronavirus jab, mandatory vaccination, as well as increasing the vaccination rate of the elderly and of the 12-16 age group, Gulyás said, adding that the Delta variant may affect the elderly most acutely, so the over-60s must be vaccinated.

MTI Photo: Szilárd Koszticsák

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