At present, 737 people are using the smartphone app developed to monitor home quarantine cases, a spokesman of the operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the novel coronavirus epidemic said on Tuesday.
Altogether 10,394 people are officially in home quarantine, Róbert Kiss told an online press conference.
As regards travelling to neighbouring countries, Kiss noted that as of today,
Croatia no longer restricts entry of European Union citizens to those who own property or a boat in the country. People who have booked accommodation or want to go to attend a family event or receive medical treatment are now also permitted to enter the country, he said.
At the Austrian border, the crossing at Zsira will be open to passenger traffic between 5am and 9pm from Wednesday, Kiss said.
The waiting time for inbound cargo traffic is 3 hours at Röszke and 2 hours at Tompa at the Serbian border, he said.
Answering a question, he said that Romanian citizens returning from western Europe can still use the corridor opened at the early stage of the epidemic.
Chief epidemiologist: Number of cases falling, but caution still needed
Although the number of coronavirus infections in Hungary is steadily falling, precautions are still needed as Covid-19 patients can still be found in various parts of the country, the country’s chief epidemiologist said on Tuesday.
The protection of the most vulnerable groups must be maintained, János Szlávik of the Budapest South Pest Hospital told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio, noting the importance of physical distancing, face masks and disinfectants.
Meanwhile, he said
a wide variety of drugs were in use to help treat Covid-19 patients in Hungary, including drugs to treat malaria, HIV-AIDS and influenza, as well as new pills imported from the United States and Japan.
Plasma therapy is also effective, he said.
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