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SIX DIE, REGISTERED CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS UP BY 941 IN HUNGARY

 

Six Covid-19 patients, all suffering from underlying illnesses, have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 941 to 16,111, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday morning. The number of fatalities stands at 669, and 4,240 people have made a recovery. There are 11,202 active infections and 374 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 29 on ventilators. Altogether 27,866 people are in official home quarantine and 591,618 tests have been carried out. The website warned Hungarians to observe social distancing guidelines and hygiene regulations. The government closed borders to foreigners from Sept 1, with certain exceptions, re-introducing border protection measures in force during the first wave of the epidemic. The Budapest municipality tightened regulations on mask-wearing in public places and introduced fines for violators and establishment owners. A cabinet meeting on September 16 decided to extend entry restrictions for travellers from abroad. In addition to shops and public transport, mask-wearing will be made mandatory in cinemas, theatres, health and social institutions and public offices, and clubs will have to close by 11pm to curb the spread of the virus. Most infections have been registered in Budapest (6,822), followed by Pest County (2,225) and the counties of Fejér (818), Győr-Moson-Sopron (622), Hajdú-Bihar (614), and Csongrád-Csanád (587). Békés County has the fewest infections (111).