The chief medical officer has lifted a restriction under which visitors were banned from hospitals due to the coronavirus epidemic.
According to a statement from the National Public Health Centre, issued on Saturday, the ban remains in force in wards were Covid-19 patients are treated.
“Visitors must be healthy, wearing a face mask, and must keep a distance of two metres with hospital patients other than the person they are visiting,” the statement said.
From now on, such services as hairdressing and pedicure are allowed in hospitals, while religious services can also be held, the statement said.
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For that matter, four patients, suffering from chronic illnesses, have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 559, while registered novel coronavirus infections in Hungary have increased by 11 to 4,064.
Fully 2,476 hospitalised patients have made a recovery. The number of active infections stands at 1,029. Forty percent of the active cases, 60 percent of the fatalities and 48 percent of full recoveries are in Budapest, the site said.
Fully 283 Covid-19 patients are undergoing treatment in hospital, 20 of whom are on ventilators.
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Altogether 8,472 are in official home quarantine. The number of tests carried out stands at 230,139.
The government says the aim is to steadily resume normal life based on a strict schedule, and it calls on citizens to follow general precautions.
Budapest (1,927 people) has the highest number of infections, followed by Pest County (593), Fejer County (376) and Komarom-Esztergom (298). Bekes County (13) has the lowest number.
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