80 pc of them thought at the beginning of April that their financial status would worsen. Based on the latest survey of Generali, only 1/3rd of Hungarians did not experience any significant changes in their everyday life in this respect.
According to hvg, 31 pc of Hungarians work from home, 12 pc of them are on paid leave, while 9 pc are on unpaid leave; 7 pc lost their job, and 33 pc can work as they did before the coronavirus epidemic. 63 pc of the people have already lost some of their income, and
78 pc are afraid that their financial status is going to worsen in the future.
Furthermore, pensioners fear for their mental health.
Generali surveyed not only Hungarians but also the attitudes towards the virus and its economic/financial effects on French, Indonesian, and Chinese people. Hungarians are a bit more optimistic, but they think that the situation can get better only from mid-summer. The company’s goal was to learn how Hungarians and other nations think about their financial status. The results show that 32 pc of Hungarians think that they do not have financial security for the negative economic effect of the crisis. 43 pc of them think about getting new life insurance, but most of them would like to protect their income.
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According to hvg, Shell, Mol, OMV, and Lukoil have started to close their petrol stations in Hungary because of the coronavirus epidemic and the decreasing demand for fuel. Hvg asked these companies, and they said that
even though fuel prices are record-low in Hungary, demand is decreasing
since nobody can go anywhere because of the lockdown that followed the outbreak of the virus.
Therefore, Shell closed 15 out of its 189 petrol stations in places where there were more than one stations. Furthermore, they decreased the opening interval in the case of 60 pc of their stations. They also said that the company’s Hungarian headquarters were the one that decided about the closures, not their partners who operate the stations.
The situation is similar in the case of Mol. Since fuel selling decreased by 30-40 pc in the last few weeks, they plan to close 28 stations out of the 468 present in Hungary and will shorten the opening times of 25 pc of them. OMV did the same, but Lukoil has yet to reply to Hvg.
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