Fully 111 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 573 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 353,276, koronavirus.gov.hu said.
The municipal government of Budapest is launching an information campaign with a view to providing a picture of the situation in the capital, Gergely Karácsony, the city’s mayor, said. Karácsony said the idea was to strengthen Budapest’s community and persuade the central government to scrap its curbs on the local administration.
The government has purchased medical equipment worth a combined 2 billion forints (EUR 5.5m) under the Healthy Budapest Programme, aimed at helping efforts to fight the coronavirus epidemic, Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler told an online press conference.
The Chinese Sinopharm vaccine is being manufactured under safe conditions, a senior official of Hungary’s National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYÉI) said.
Hungary on Tuesday will receive another shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, sufficient to inoculate 35,685 people, Cecília Müller, the chief medical officer said at a press briefing.
Italy on Sunday reported a fall in both daily infections and new coronavirus-related deaths, as the country continues to battle a resurgence in the pandemic contagion.
Fully 68 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 875 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 352,703, koronavirus.gov.hu said.
Deliveries of Covid-19 vaccine Hungary is getting from a joint European Union order will be enough to vaccinate fewer than 500,000 people by the end of March, public television learnt from government sources.
There are no changes planned to the Covid-19 vaccination rollout in Hungary, the chief medical officer said on public radio on Sunday.
Experts of the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYEI) have reviewed production of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine in Beijing, department head Ferenc Lukács told MTI by phone on Saturday.