Hungary PM says to decide about Christmas COVID rules in about 10 days

Hungary PM says to decide about Christmas COVID rules in about 10 days
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  • calendar-gray 27 November 2020

Hungary’s government will decide in about 8-10 days on restrictions to be applied over the Christmas holidays to curb coronavirus infections, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday, APA reports citing Reuters.

Orban said that two weeks after a night-time curfew and restrictions were introduced, infection data “have not shown a significant change” and the number of hospitalised COVID patients would soon reach 10,000, which meant the healthcare system was “under enormous pressure.”

Orban said Hungarians should not book skiing holidays abroad as they would have to face a very serious quarantine obligation on their return.

The central European country closed secondary schools, universities and restaurants and imposed an extended night-time curfew from Nov. 11, and then introduced restricted shopping hours this week to protect old people.

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