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Another 12 patients suffering from chronic diseases have died in Hungary and the number of registered novel coronavirus infections has risen by 60 to 2,443, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Saturday morning. So far, there have been 262 fatalities and 458 people have left hospital after recovery.

Fully 10,942 people are in home quarantine. So far, 60,801 coronavirus tests have been conducted at accredited laboratories.

Budapest has the highest number of infections (1,247), followed by Pest County (339) and Fejér county (246). Békés county has had the fewest infections with 13.

For that matter, passengers using public transport in Budapest will have to wear a mask or cover their face with a scarf as of April 27, except minors aged under 6, the Budapest Public Transport Company (BKV) said on Friday.

The municipal regulation on masks will also apply to people while shopping or travelling in a taxi, the company said in a statement.

The obligation will, however, not apply to people who have a disease that physically prevents them from wearing a mask, and those having an asthma or a hard time breathing, it said.

Source: MTI

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