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Dear Fellow Xpat,

First up, for your interest here are the latest 10 + 1 headlines re Coronavirus situation in Hungary
- so after the main news item below the rest is a Covid-19 free zone.

1. Number Of Cases In Hungary Rises To 32
2. Budapest's Cinemas, Theatres, Museums, Libraries All Closed
3. State Of Emergency Here Could Last For Weeks Or Even Months
4. Compliance With Home Quarantine Rules To Monitored By Police
5. Hungary Allocates Over 8 Billion Forints For Coronavirus Response
6. Párbeszéd Welcomes Emergency Measures, DK Blames Gov't For Delay
7. Hungary’s Schools Closed from Monday, Ten Task Forces Set Up
8. Orbán Briefs EU Counterparts On Hungary's Response
9. State Of Emergency Officially Announced In Hungary
10. Tourism In Hungary To Be Hit Hard By Outbreak

+1. Satirical Sculpture ‘Great Shopping Fever Of 2020’ Inaugurated In Budapest

Note re Xpat Calendar, as well as Entertainment and Community & Culture related features:

Due to the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus and the official state of emergency here, many events are being cancelled or postponed by organisers at short notice. 

Therefore it's best to check with the organisers or venue before going if you are planning to attend any of the many expat relevant events listed in the loop.

Now here's hoping you like what's in it for you below.

Best wishes, Team XpatLoop

Hungary Issues Decree Detailing State Of Emergency Measures

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Calendar highlights

Gozsdu Green Market

This downtown market aims to "smuggle a green spot into the greyness of the city, with Hungarian handmade products and a wide range of sustainable designer items".

12 March - 1075 Budapest, Király utca 13.

Traditional Irish Music @ Davy Byrne's Pub

Go enjoy Irish jigs & reels played by Cipín Touch, as well a pint or two of the black stuff - which it's said is the best in the city here, well the friendly bar owners say that ;)

13 March - 1066 Budapest, Jókai utca 4.

A Story Of How Dreams Come True @ Párisi Udvar

In the early 1800’s, architect Mihály Pollack & Baron Brudern envisioned the most sophisticated modern store of the period in Budapest. Today you can check out the revitalised charm of 'Páris Court' on this occasion.

14 March - 1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor u. 2-4.

Dramaworks - The Affair @ The Workshop

Professional actor Scott Alexander Young leads three of his proteges, Regina Turoczi, Dorottya Ilosfai & Barnabas Nemeth, on a journey through a dramatic, surprising and hilarious scenario.

16 March - 1061 Budapest, Paulay u. 16.

Scallabouche Theatre Company: Confession

You will be the focus of this drama, we're told, "because you are the only one member of the audience present and you are sitting opposite a character with a strong desire to confess just to you. How much you say and do is up to you".

17 March - 1027 Budapest, Jurányi u. 1-3.

Book Club In English @ Flowhouse: Brené Brown Dare to Lead

Brenè Brown's latest book sets leadership into the context of our basic humanity, confirming that our personalities cannot be split between work and the personal arena of life.

18 March - 1053 Budapest, Kossuth L. u. 8. II. em.


Central Cafe: 'Central Life In The Heart Of Budapest'

One of Europe's most luxurious historical cafés will soon be back with an exceptionally pleasant terrace, say the owners. So whether you sit down for a hearty breakfast, or spend the evening under the light of colourful bulbs or in the historic café, "the pulse of downtown slows down around the Central".

7 Changes Related To Invoicing In Hungary

Colling's bookkeeping, tax advisory, payroll and cafeteria services can greatly contribute to the smooth and successful operation of your company. In this article they list 7 changes related to invoicing in Hungary that if not followed might entail serious risks of penalties.

Membership Offer At The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Budapest

Unwind in the unique, urban Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, where luxury spa expertise and sublime service combine to provide a remarkable experience.

New movies in Budapest