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Dear Fellow Xpat!

Thank you for meeting up with the Xpat Community online here.

Since one topic still dominates all our lives these days, this intro features 10 of the latest trending news stories in the loop about the local Coronavirus situation:

1. Cases Rise To 1763, With 156 Deaths In Hungary

2. Restriction Violations Spike Over Easter

3. Carmakers Ready To Restart Production In Hungary

4. Opposition Parties Slam Decree Easing Labour Regulations

5. Current Curfew Conditions Continue, Mayors May Apply Stricter Rules This Weekend

6. Hungarian Opinion: Ruminations On The Post Coronavirus Age

7. Police Address 10,000+ Breaches Of Law During Crisis

8. China Continues To Supply Protective Gear To Hungary

9. Hospitals In Hungary Told To Free Up 60% Of Beds

10. Hungarian Water Supply Is Secure

Now as our colleague recovers in hospital we'd like to show our appreciation to all front line workers, from doctors to cleaners, as the real heroes of these times. We'd also like to share with you some positive feedback we just got from a well respected expat:

”Just a short note of deep appreciation to you all at XpatLoop. At these difficult and potentially solitary times you are doing a wonderful job at keeping us expats in the loop, and ensuring that we still feel part of the vibrant community which is Budapest.” John Hart, Principal, International School Of Budapest

We all hope you like what's in it for you below.

Yours with best wishes,

Team XpatLoop

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Calendar highlights

Expat Theatre: ‘First Hungarian Quarantine Company’ Present Ballads By János Arany

Expat actors Owen Good Alexis Latham, Roderick Hill read János Arany ballads online, translated into English by Peter Zollman.

16 April - 1011 Budapest, Szilágyi Dezső tér, 2-es móló

Budapest Palace Of Arts Home Concert: Purcell Choir & Orfeo Orchestra

Mozart's two massive works will be played in one concert, each of them considered significant elements of his oeuvre in their own right, and within their own genres.

17 April - 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1.

'Cocoa Concert For Children' By The Budapest Festival Orchestra

Looking back over more than two decades this series promises, "Homey, storytelling afternoons that introduce children to the world of music".

18 April - 1034 Budapest, Selmeci utca 14-16

Visual Thinking: Use Art To Create A Progression Diary

This online option asks, "How can we combine art and personal efficiency, to set us free?" The answer given is to create a 'Visual Progression Diary' as a useful approach to find out and achieve your goals.

19 April - 1066 Budapest, Desseffy u. 18.

Online Musical Playdate Mondays

Join in for singing, dancing, and jamming to songs from the Family Favourites collections. Children aged 0 to 5 – and grown-ups, friends, and older siblings who love them – are all welcome.

20 April - 1126 Budapest, Böszörményi u. 24.

Online Yin Yoga - 'Body & Soul Nourishment For You'

Yin yoga is a gentle, calm, highly relaxing form of yoga, "Not only the body but also the soul gets relaxed and nourished," we're told.

22 April - Budapest


'Notice The Cleaners' Campaign By B+N In Hungary

Via its "Notice Them" campaign, Hungary's largest cleaning company B+N aims to highlight the importance of the cleaning profession, and show appreciation of cleaners who provide their service in difficult circumstances.

Online Open Day @ Real School Budapest, 18 April

This new international school in Hungary focused on 'sustainability and entrepreneurial learning' invites interested families to an Online Open Day this Saturday morning between 9:00 - 10:30.

Aréna Business Campus Building “A” Successfully Completed

Developing the capital’s largest office parks, Belgian Atenor started this project in the spring of 2018 on Hungária Boulevard in District VIII, and has completed this stage according to the deadline.

Special Discounted Rental Fee @ U-Save In Hungary

New rental fee for a Toyota Aygo is only HUF 3990 / day, plus many different models are also available. Click this headline for more details and T&C's.

Are You Missing UK TV In Hungary? Here's Your Solution!

This TV service for expats in Hungary provided by fellow expat Jerry gives you all UK channels, plus stations from 38 other counties including a wide range from Europe, USA, Canada, South America, plus films and box-sets.

New movies in Budapest