A local court in Szombathely imposed fines on two men who had deliberately coughed on people outside a pharmacy and threatened them with novel coronavirus, a court spokesman said.
Scientists at Hungary’s University of Pécs (PTE) have become the first in Europe to isolate the novel coronavirus from a Covid-19 patient’s faecal sample, virologist Ferenc Jakab, who heads the coronavirus medication and vaccine research group, said.
Hungary is ploughing 20% of its GDP into protection efforts against the novel coronavirus, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said after a meeting of the financial action group coordinating the financial response to the epidemic.
Hungary will continue to help other central and eastern European countries in their efforts to contain the novel coronavirus epidemic, in line with the EU’s relevant policy, the foreign minister said.
Today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries’ efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hungary has reached 980 by Thursday (9th April).
The capital could become a centre of the novel coronavirus epidemic unless residents observe the current restrictions, Cecília Müller, Hungary’s chief medical officer, told an online press conference, adding that over 60% of the confirmed cases were in the greater Budapest area.
A total of 9,200 billion forints (EUR 25bn) will be available in the years ahead to mitigate the economic effects of novel coronavirus in Hungary, with an emphasis on protecting the labour-based economy, the minister of innovation and technology has said.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hungary has reached 895 by Wednesday (8th April).
The government aims to create as many jobs as the number of jobs destroyed by novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said.