A Briton confirmed to have been infected with novel coronavirus in Hungary has died, the government website koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday morning. This brings the number of victims to ten.
The number of people confirmed to be infected with novel coronavirus has grown to 226, the website said.
Of the 226 confirmed cases, 10 are Iranian, 2 are British, one is Kazakh, another Vietnamese, and the remaining 212 are Hungarian, it said.
The epidemic in Hungary is at the stage of transmissions in communities, the website said. Infected people can be found all over the country and anyone could be already infected, it added.
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Government allocates additional 43 million euros for medical equipment
The government has earmarked more than 15 billion forints (EUR 43m) for the purchase of additional medical equipment as part of protection measures against the novel coronavirus epidemic in Hungary.
The amount will be used by the State Health-Care Supply Centre (AEEK) for the purchase and distribution of stocks under the supervision of the operative board in charge of coordinating measures in connection with the virus, according to a decree published in Magyar Közlöny, the government gazette, on Tuesday.