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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hungary has reached 261, the government website koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday morning. The number of deaths remained ten.

Of the 261 confirmed cases, 10 are Iranian, 2 are British, one is Kazakh, another Vietnamese, and the remaining 247 are Hungarian, it said.

The number of full recoveries has gone up to 28 from 21.

Fully 100 people are in quarantine and a total of 8,005 test samples have been taken.

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.

For that matter, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has asked Marija Pejcinovic Buric, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, not to hinder Hungary’s efforts to contain the novel coronavirus epidemic.

The secretary-general criticised Hungary’s legislation concerning the coronavirus-related state of emergency on Tuesday.

In a letter, Orbán asked the secretary-general to study the exact text of the related bill submitted to parliament, and examine the corresponding legal practice of other nations, Bertalan Havasi said.

“If you are unable to help us in the current crisis, I ask you to at least refrain from hindering our efforts,” Orbán said.

Source: MTI

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