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Dear Fellow Xpat,

First up for your interest are Xpat Interviews with international folks you may know:

1. József Váradi, Co-Owner of Juliet Victor Winery & CEO of Wizz Air - Part 2

2. Starr Session Varga, AKA "Black Girl In Budapest”

In tribute to an expat who died this week due to Covid-19:
3. Steven Dick, Deputy Ambassador, British Embassy

- Breaking news about Coronavirus in Hungary is here.

This week you can find online entertainment via our Calendar highlights below
+ in these stay-home days you might like to see local Free Online Museum Tours.

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

Yours with best wishes, 

Team XpatLoop

Senior British Diplomat In Budapest Sadly Dies From Covid-19

BREAKING | news & more

Coronavirus: Curfew Restrictions In Hungary

Hungarian Coronavirus Cases 'Spread Evenly'

Coronavirus: Number Of Cases Rises To 300 In Hungary

Video: Budapest Becomes 'Ghost Town' Due To Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Mayors May Not Impose Curfews In Hungary

Only 5% Of Hungary's Hotels Open, Says Tourism Agency

Contactless Card Payment Without Pin To Be Raised To HUF 15,000

Video: Tent Hospital Set Up In Budapest For Coronavirus Patients

Video: Google Celebrates ‘Father Of Infection Control’, Hungarian Doctor Semmelweis

Hungarian Opinion: Government Seeks To Extend Special Decrees Indefinitely

Video: Hungarian Opposition Votes Against Deviating From House Rules

Coronavirus: Number Of Quarantine Dodgers In Hungary Grows

Hungarian Pawnshop Chain Has Sold Out Of Gold

Palace Of Arts Starts Online Concert Series

Hungary To Help Croatia After Earthquake

Calendar highlights

'Don't Panic!' Online Paint & Drink Session

Staying at home but feeling like some company wouldn't hurt? Then Paint and Drink say they're coming to the rescue. In this online session participants will all paint "Scream" by Edward Munch, while sipping wine, laughing and learning together.

26 March - Budapest

Quarantine Soirées

Musicians of the Budapest Festival Orchestra will hold Quarantine Soirées every day to provide the audience with a musical experience even in the absence of major orchestral concerts.

27 March - 1034 Budapest, Selmeci u. 14.

OperaVision: Opera Broadcast On Demand

Watch live streams as the operas themselves unfold in the opera house. View your favourite performances, subtitled, on demand.

28 March

Saint Margaret's Daily Online Morning Prayers

During these difficult times, Saint Margaret's Church in Budapest offers Xpats an opportunity to come together in Morning Prayer via Zoom videoconferencing.

29 March

Nightly MET Opera Streams

This is a free series of 'encore Live in HD presentations;, streamed online during the coronavirus closure.

30 March

Berliner Philharmoniker Online Concerts

There are over 600 orchestral concerts from the Berliner Philharmoniker in the Digital Concert Hall available to watch online, including 15 concerts with the new chief conductor Kirill Petrenko.

31 March

Online Bible Discussion Group By St. Columba's Scottish Church

Local Xpats of every nationality are invited to join in this discussion hosted by St. Columba's Scottish Church in Budapest.

1 April - Budapest


Discounted Prices On Long Term Car Rental At U-Save Hungary

A press release by the Hungarian Car Rental Association aims to dispel fundamental concerns about renting a car during this times of the coronavirus outbreak, giving us confidence that car rental is a safe form of transportation.

Covid-19 Coronavirus Update For Medical Insurance Clients

E.g. If your plan has any restrictions or cost sharing (e.g. co-pays, co-insurance or deductibles/excess) for outpatient diagnostic testing, then some insurers are waiving these for COVID-19 testing in line with members plan's coverage.

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.

Colling Accounting’s Announcement Regarding Coronavirus

Colling announces they'd like to do as much as possible to control the COVID-19, so they continue their work from home from 23th March.

Budapest BUBI Shared Bike Pass Only HUF 100 During Coronavirus Crisis

MOL Bubi offers an environmentally friendly, quick and convenient alternative in urban transport.

New movies in Budapest