Masks Required in 'Closed Spaces' From Saturday

  • 19 Nov 2021 6:47 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Masks Required in 'Closed Spaces' From Saturday
Wearing masks in closed public spaces will again be mandatory from Saturday, Prime Minister’s Office leader Gergely Gulyás announced at his weekly press conference on Thursday afternoon.

He said offices and sports facilities will be exceptions to the rule.

Closed public spaces include shopping malls, museums, theatres and cinemas.

In the case of service providers, a mask will be mandatory everywhere where more than five people are regularly present in a room. School principals are given the right to decide whether to wear a mask.

The Budapest mayor’s office announced earlier on Thursday that it would make mask-wearing mandatory in closed public spaces in the city.

The cabinet also decided that immunity certificates will be required to attend events with more than 500 people, Gulyás said.

In addition, healthcare workers will be required to have a third inoculation.

According to mathematical forecasts, the fourth wave of the epidemic could peak at the end of November or early December, Gulyás said.

Only inoculations constitute substantive protection against the virus and international experience shows that the coronavirus can be stopped with a third inoculation, he added.

Coronavirus Update: 135 Deaths, 11,289 New Infections in Hungary

Altogether 135 patients died of a Covid-related illness during the past 24 hours, while 11,289 new coronavirus infections were registered, said on Friday

So far 6,017,807 people have received a first jab, while 5,788,775 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 1,765,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab.

The number of active infections stands at 128,124, while hospitals are treating 6,122 Covid-19 patients, 613 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, 998,488 infections have been registered, while the number of fatalities has risen to 32,780.

837,584 people have made a recovery.

There are 59,177people in official quarantine, while the number of tests taken stands at 8,006,581.

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