• 14 More Cases of Delta Variant Confirmed, Says Gulyás

    14 More Cases of Delta Variant Confirmed, Says Gulyás

    23 Jul 2021

    Gergely Gulyás, the prime minister’s chief of staff, told a regular press briefing that tests by the National Public Health Centre (NNK) have identified the presence of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in 14 new cases and the Gamma variant in one new case. More >>

  • Hungary Pledges Further Aid to Diabetics

    Hungary Pledges Further Aid to Diabetics

    • 20 Jul 2021 9:15 AM

    The government will make a new type of insulin pump available for people with type 1 diabetes from next month, under a Monday decision by the body in charge of restarting community life after the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Mandatory Covid Vaccination For Health Workers Welcomed by Medical Chamber

    Mandatory Covid Vaccination For Health Workers Welcomed by Medical Chamber

    • 19 Jul 2021 9:36 AM

    ​​​​​​​The Hungarian Medical Chamber (MOK) has welcomed a Friday announcement by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán that coronavirus vaccination would be made mandatory for health-care staff. “At present this measure could ensure protection to both patients and staff,” MOK said on its website.

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  • Hungary First In Europe To Give Green Light To Booster Jabs

    Hungary First In Europe To Give Green Light To Booster Jabs

    • 19 Jul 2021 9:31 AM

    Hungary is the first country in Europe to give the go-ahead to inoculating its population with a third, booster jab against the coronavirus free of charge, on a voluntary basis, a state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office told public media on Sunday.

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  • Budapest Mayor Calls For Vaccine Refunds

    Budapest Mayor Calls For Vaccine Refunds

    • 19 Jul 2021 8:52 AM

    The cabinet should get back the Ft 30 billion it spent on the Sinopharm vaccines now sitting unused in warehouses, Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony wrote on Facebook on Sunday. He said there are at least three million unused Chinese vaccines in the country.

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  • Covid Update: Third Jabs Available from 1 August

    Covid Update: Third Jabs Available from 1 August

    • 16 Jul 2021 3:19 PM

    The government is making a third round of vaccines available from August 1 -- to be administered four months after the second -- and vaccination will be made mandatory for health-care workers, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió, citing the spread of the Delta variant.

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