Budapest, Hungary. Photo: MTI

The number of people confirmed to be infected with novel coronavirus in Hungary has grown to 187, with more Hungarian citizens having tested positive, the government website said on Tuesday.

The epidemic in Hungary is at the stage of group infections spread in communities, the website said. Infected people can be found everywhere in the country and anyone could be already infected, it added.

Of the 187 confirmed cases in Hungary, 10 are Iranian, 2 are British, one is Kazakh, another Vietnamese, and the remaining 173 are Hungarian, the website said. A total of 21 people have been confirmed as having recovered from the virus.

Fully 92 are in quarantine and a total of 6,113 test samples having been taken, it added.

Hungary death toll rises to 8

Another person who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus has died, bringing the death toll in Hungary in connection with the virus to eight, reported on Monday evening.

The eighth victim, an 80-year-old man, had suffered a chronic illness, the website said.

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Source: MTI

  1. I am a Belgian living in Hungary, Tolna county, for 3 years. I am extremely angry and dissapointed in the way the corona-crisis is handled here. I see people meeting in the street, shaking hands, absolutely not keeping 1,5 meter distance because nobody told them it is vital to do so. People are completely ignorent of the poblem, carrying on as if nothing is wrong. Grandparents come travelling from Budapest (200km)to look after grandchildren because parents go to work. Why are people still travelling, criss-crossing the country and spreading the virus. Mixing of generations is absolutely wrong, children infect the elderly. People working in supermarkets have no protection (Lidll, Tamási), no masks or gloves for cassieres, handling cash money and meeting clients face to face all day. Nobody is taking any responsability. This country is not learning lessons from other countries like Belgium where severe restrictions/rules are imposed on the population. Hungary is heading for Italian crisis/drama here. If I don’t die from this virus I will die from a hartattack, watching all these idiotic people around me. I believe Orbán has fallen asleep, will somebody wake him up !

  2. I absolutely agree with you. Orban has to get the seriousness of corona over to the people.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear that and I pray that you stay safe. I also pray the government wakes up and takes this virus seriously. Don’t they hear the horrible news the world is going through?

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