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No Shopping Disruptions After Appearance of Coronavirus

Since residents made preparations earlier, the appearance of the coronavirus in Hungary hasn’t resulted in major problems in trade, pro-gov’t daily Magyar Nemzet wrote, in reference to the report of the Hungarian Trade Association (OKSZ). According to wire service MTI’s summary, the numbers of shoppers on Thursday wasn’t at all as high as in …

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EU Investigates Hungarian Government Suspension of Access to Transit Zones due to Coronavirus Threat

The European Commission is examining a measure announced this weekend concerning the transit zone, which states that Hungary will suspend asylum seekers’ access to transit zones indefinitely because of the risk of coronavirus infection, daily Népszava writes. Adalbert Jahnz, European Commission spokesperson for migration, home affairs, and citizenship explained to the leftist …

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Hungarians Quarantined in Tenerife Virus-hit Hotel May Come Home Soon

Non-Spanish nationals may be allowed to leave the virus-hit hotel in Tenerife, Spain has told Hungary’s foreign ministry, an official said on Thursday. Tamás Menczer, state secretary for communications and international representation, said the honorary consul in Tenerife and the consul from Madrid have been instructed to coordinate with representatives of neighboring countries …

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Hungarians Emptying Shelves of Supermarkets Although No Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Country

Although there are no confirmed cases of the Chinese coronavirus in Hungary yet, and only two Hungarian citizens are infected, both abroad in Japan and Austria,Hungarians have started to accumulate food with long shelf lives, such as rice, pasta, flour, and sugar as well as canned goods in fear of …

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Coronavirus: Hungarian Students Back from Italy Quarantined, Airport Screening Arrivals from Italy

The new Chinese coronavirus has been spreading to more and more countries in recent days. By Sunday morning, the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in Northern Italy had risen to around one hundred and three people had already been confirmed dead because of the disease. Due to the epidemic in …

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Hungarian Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Japan

A Hungarian national has tested positive for coronavirus in Japan, a government official said on Monday. The patient is one of the crew members of a cruise ship stranded off the country’s coast because of a coronavirus outbreak, state secretary for communications and international representation Tamás Menczer said, citing Japanese authorities. The …

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Hungarians Evacuated from Wuhan Released from Coronavirus Hospital Quarantine

Hungarians evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, earlier this month were discharged from a Budapest hospital quarantine on Sunday, the head of the National Institute of Hematology and Infectology at South Pest Central Hospital toldMTI. The six men and one woman were symptom-free for the entire duration of their quarantine …

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Coronavirus: Hungarian Staff Aboard Cruise Ship Quarantined off Japan Coast

Three Hungarians working aboard a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to coronavirus are not thought to be among those infected by the virus, a foreign ministry officialsaid on Wednesday. The Hungarian embassy in Japan is making attempts to contact them by phone, state secretary Tamás Menczer said …

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Coronavirus Prevention: Wuhan Hungarians Feel Healthy after Return, says Chief Medical Officer

Hungarians who have returned home from Wuhan in China feel healthy but for the sake of safety they will remain quarantined for two weeks, the chief medical officer said on Monday. No one in Hungary is carrying coronavirus, but the seven people quarantined will undergo several tests, Cecília Müller told public news channel M1. …

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Coronavirus: Hungary – China Direct Flights to be Suspended ‘If Necessary’

If necessary, the government might suspend direct flights between China and Hungary, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás said at his regular weekly press conference on Thursday. During his press briefing, Gulyás said the most important topic of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting was the coronavirus. The government was also briefed …

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Ambulance Service’s New App Becomes Most Downloaded Program in Hungary

The spokesman of national ambulance service OMSZ thanked everyone in a Facebook video who has downloaded the new Életmentő (Lifesaver) app to their mobile phone. Pál Győrfi revealed that in only one day, more than 120,000 people downloaded the application, making it the most downloaded free mobile app in Hungary. However, …

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11 Billion Forints for Budapest Hospital Development Plans

A new infrastructure development scheme dubbed For Healthy Budapest has allocated 11 billion forints (EUR 33m) for the architectural and engineering plans to build and revamp hospital buildings, the human resources minister said on Friday. The planning contracts for buildings with a total floor space of 381,498 square metres were signed at …

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Coronavirus: As of Now, Hungary Not Affected

More and more airports around the world are taking preventative safety measures against the rapidly spreading coronavirus in China, but for now, Hungarian authorities don’t think these actions are necessary at Budapest Airport (Liszt Ferenc International). Also, at a press conference, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó emphasized there have been no reports of …

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Hungarian Medical Chamber Proposes Criminalization of Tipping Doctors

The Hungarian Medical Chamber (MOK) has come up with a proposal urging for a significant salary raise of healthcare workers, and the criminalization for accepting and receiving tips for treatments. According to the government, the proposal is not clear enough and doctors should have a “broad consensus” on the subject …

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Hungary Sees Record Number of Heart Transplants in 2019

Hungary’s two heart transplantcentres performed a record 72 transplants last year, the National Blood Supply Service (OVSZ) said on Friday. Of the operations, 64 were carried out at the Budapest Semmelweis University’s Heart and Vascular Centre and eight at the Gottsegen György National Cardiology Institute. Overall, 440 organ transplants were performed in Hungary …

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Fate of Budapest’s ‘Super-Hospital’ in Doubt

By 2023, three “super-hospitals” are to be developed by the government in Budapest. One of them, referred to as the last hundred year’s biggest healthcare investment project – a huge, state-of-the-art complex dubbed South-Buda Central Hospital (DBC) is planned to be built. Budapest’s new opposition leadership, however, insists that this …

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New medical center opens in Budapest! – Saving lives without surgical operation

A special medical training and research institute opens in Budapest which is considered to be unique in the Central and Eastern European region – as Hungary is the first country where surgical techniques will be taught and applied without incision – reported by Premier Med Health, Educational and Research Institute …

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International Food Companies Sell Lower Quality products to Central/Eastern European Countries

International food companies supply different quality products to Western Europe than to central and Eastern European countries, daily Magyar Idők reported. The paper referred to a recent survey by Hungary’s food administration Nébih, focusing on 24 brands in terms of product taste and smell, composition and labeling. The right-wing newspaper …

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Flu epidemic in Hungary

The   number   of   flu   patients   has    doubled since last week, over 31,000 people    seeking    medical    advice,   epidemiology center OEK reported. In  the  second  half  of  the  week,  the  number  of  patients  seeing  their  doctors because of flu-like symptoms has increased in all parts of the country, OEK said. A  flu  …

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