4th wave could be ebbing - Orbán

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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said experts believe the fourth wave of the pandemic is peaking or perhaps declining in Hungary in a weekly interview on public radio on Friday.

Orbán acknowledged the lives lost to the coronavirus every day, but said the situation is "improving".

 "Nobody knows for certain, but the public wisdom at the moment, among our experts, is that we are at the peak of this wave, and it could even be ebbing," Orbán said on Kossuth Rádió.

He said inoculations against the coronavirus for children aged 5-11 can start in Hungary on December 15, and stressed the importance of vaccination ahead of gatherings around the holidays.

"If we want to sit around the family table on Christmas Eve not being afraid, but feeling safe, then the kids, the parents, and the grandparents need to be inoculated," he said.

"There is no other remedy, only the vaccine," he added.

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