The novel coronavirus epidemic is “clearly subsiding” in Hungary, with a downward curve for the 10th consecutive day, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller told a press conference of the operative board responsible for coordinating the response to the epidemic on Tuesday.
An analysis of the data showed that the curve of the epidemic was gradually rising after the first few reported cases on March 4 and peaked on the 15th week with 712 infections, she said. Since the 16th week, it has been decreasing, she added.
the first death was reported on the 11th week and the highest number of deaths, at 91, was reported on the 16th week.
Speaking at the same press conference, head of the operative board Tibor Lakatos said it was important in the current phase of the epidemic that members of the public still demonstrate a willingness to obey the regulations.
Experience from the weekend was positive and police had to take action in very few cases, he added.
A total of 1,979 people have registered so far for the electronic home quarantine control system which has 852 users. Over the past 24 hours, 53 violations of the quarantine regulations have been reported, he added.
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Hungary receives donation of health accessories from Turkey
Hungary took delivery of a donation of protective visors and hand sanitizers from Turkey on Tuesday.
Turkish businesses donated 50,000 visors, 16,000 hand sanitizers and 20,000 hand sanitizers with high alcohol content to Hungary,
Saut Karakus, deputy head of the Turkish-Hungarian chapter of Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), which organised the donation, said when handing over the accessories in Budapest.
Foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar said most of the help Hungary had received during the novel coronavirus pandemic had come from the East, adding that nearly all Turkic countries had provided assistance.
Ahmet Akif Oktay, Turkey’s ambassador to Hungary, said:
“By implementing effective measures, Turkey and Hungary have managed to keep the death toll and the damage from the pandemic low.”