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ORBÁN: PANDEMIC FIGHT SET TO ENTER NEW PHASE

Hungary's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is about to enter a new phase, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said.
 

The start of the evening-night curfew being pushed back to midnight and shops and eateries staying open until 11pm from Saturday. Eateries will also be allowed to reopen their indoor sections and serve customers with immunity certificates, Orbán told Kossuth Rádió. Hotels, leisure facilities, zoos, museums, cinemas, theatres, gyms and sporting venues will also reopen and can be visited by accompanied minors, he said. With vaccinations reaching 3,911,000 million by Thursday evening, Hungary is certain to pass the 4 million mark on Friday, opening the door for the new regulations to be introduced on Saturday, Orbán said.
Meanwhile, he said Hungary will start vaccinating 16-18-year-olds with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab after May 10, when the secondary school-leaving exams are over. From Saturday, these vaccines will be set aside for students and will not be available to anyone else for several weeks, he said.
Hungary now has enough vaccines to inoculate everyone who wants a shot, he said. “But the pandemic isn’t over yet, and we have to behave responsibly,” the prime minister warned.