Hungary extends COVID-19 curfew for another month

Government

Shutterstock.com

Hungary is extending an evening curfew to contain the spread of the coronavirus for another month, until January 11, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on his Facebook page, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Image by Shutterstock.com

Orbán said epidemiological experts, professors, and scientists with whom he had consulted had "uniformly" recommended keeping restrictions, set to expire on December 11, in place.

A decision on keeping the curfew and other restrictions in force was taken by the Operative Corps, the body coordinating Hungaryʼs response to the pandemic, early Monday, he said.

An exception to the curfew - in force between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. every day - could be made on Christmas Eve, but a decision on the matter will not be taken until December 21, he said.

No exception will be made for New Yearʼs Eve, he added.

The PM said registration for vaccination against the coronavirus would start on Tuesday.

"We are working to see Hungary is among the first to get access to the vaccine," he said.

"We are negotiating with everybody, taking into account neither politics nor the interests of multinational companies competing against each other. The only thing that matters is getting the vaccine as quickly and as safely as possible to Hungarians," he added.

ADVERTISEMENT

Wizz Air issues EUR 500 mln bond Transport

Wizz Air issues EUR 500 mln bond

Domestic ownership in OTP Bank grows Banking

Domestic ownership in OTP Bank grows

Foreigners, who invested over USD 100,000 can apply for immigration permit in Ukraine World

Foreigners, who invested over USD 100,000 can apply for immigration permit in Ukraine

Tourism nights down 85% y.o.y. in November 2020 Tourism

Tourism nights down 85% y.o.y. in November 2020

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.