In order to curb further waves of the coronavirus epidemic and protect patients, healthcare workers are now required to take the vaccine, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday night, indicating that a government decree will soon be available in the Hungarian Gazette.
The coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions resulted in a marked drop in nearly all areas of tourism and catering last year, with preliminary estimates showing a 32% fall in revenue by commercial lodgings and catering establishments compared to the previous year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday.
Hungary has sold 200,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Portugal at purchase price, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, told a joint press conference with his Portuguese counterpart, Augusto Santos Silva, in Lisbon.
The opposition Socialist party is turning to the European Commission with the aim of allowing Hungarian citizens who received Sinopharm and Sputnik jabs before getting a 3rd European-licenced shot to be included in the EU’s Covid passport system.
A new vaccination campaign aimed at people over the age of 60 will start on Sunday, while anyone who received the second jab at least four months prior will be able to book an appointment for a third shot, an official said today.
One Covid patient died in the past 24 hours, while 26 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday.
At-risk groups should accept booster jabs of the coronavirus vaccine to fend off new variants of the disease, the chief medical officer said on Tuesday.
Hungary will allow entry to Russian visitors if they hold a Covid-19 immunity certificate from Tuesday, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó announced.
There is growing evidence that the delta variant is among those vaccinated and that they can be infected, the Index noted in a Reuters article.
Wristbands certifying immunity against the coronavirus will be required to enter the area around Hungaroring from Friday until Sunday, when the racetrack hosts the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend.