Covid-19: Hungary extends state of emergency until January

Hungary announced the extension of the state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic until January 1, justifying that the data indicate an increase in infections, with more than 370 infections registered in the country today.

The Government said that the measure would be put to a vote in the first autumn session of the Parliament, where the government formation of the Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, has an absolute majority.

The measure was justified by the fact that “the pandemic still persists and the spread of the delta variant makes defense and rapid reaction necessary.”

The expansion of the new coronavirus has accelerated again in the Central European country and, in the last 24 hours, there have been 371 new infections and 12 deaths.

These numbers are the same as those registered in May for new cases and June for deaths.

To Hungary, what applies some vaccines not authorized by the European Union (EU), was for months one of the countries where the immunization program advanced the fastest, but now it has stagnated and only 65% ​​of the adult population received the two doses of the covid-19 vaccine, compared to the average in the European community that is 70%.

In any case, the Government announced that it does not intend, at the moment, to introduce restrictions in the country, where the use of masks is only mandatory in health establishments.

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