One Covid patient died in the past 24 hours, while 71 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said. So far 5,583,815 people have received a first jab, while 5,344,123 have been fully vaccinated. The number of active infections has declined to 34,282, while hospitals are treating 62 Covid patients, 10 of whom need respiratory assistance.
The Regional Proscutor’s Office of Investigations of Budapest has launched an investigation into the so-called Pegasus case under suspicion of illegally gathering information.
Hungary is under “continuous attack from Brussels, whatever we decide, European institutions find a way to put some pressure on us and to blackmail us so we change our decisions and not use national competencies,” Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in an interview with BBC.
Gergely Gulyás, the prime minister’s chief of staff, told a regular press briefing that tests by the National Public Health Centre (NNK) have identified the presence of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in 14 new cases and the Gamma variant in one new case.
Addressing a regular press briefing, Gergely Gulyás, the prime minister’s chief of staff, said Hungary and the European Union had reached an agreement on Hungary’s post-pandemic recovery plan, but Brussels had “re-opened” the issue after Hungary passed its child protection law.
The referendum on child protection will be held at the end of 2021 or early 2022, and is expected to strengthen Hungary’s position, the prime minister’s chief of staff told a regular press briefing.
A series of tests conducted on Budapest residents older than 60 who have been inoculated with the Sinopharm vaccine has found that 24.2% of the participants have no sufficient protection against Covid-19, the mayor’s office told MTI on Wednesday.
The novel coronavirus claimed no victim over the past 24 hours, while 56 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said.
If it is left up to the government, Hungary will be overrun by waste from other countries, the group leader of opposition LMP said on Wednesday.
Pope Francis will meet Hungarian President János Áder and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on September 12 in Budapest, the day he is scheduled to celebrate the mass concluding the International Eucharistic Congress, organisers said.