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Compared to other countries in the region, Hungary has successfully managed to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus, a leader of the central team coordinating efforts against the epidemic told an online press conference on Thursday.

Tibor Lakatos said that the positive trend was the result of government measures and people taking restrictions seriously.

He said that there are 60-70 percent fewer people in public spaces than usual.

For that matter, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met a group of health experts in his office to discuss the worsening novel coronavirus situation in Hungary, on Thursday morning.

The panel included Béla Merkely, the rector of Budapest Semmelweis University, epidemiologist-mathematician Gergely Rost at Szeged University, Anikó Nagy, director general of Heim Pal children’s hospital, and Miklos Szocska, the head of Semmelweis University’s Health Manager training centre, Bertalan Havasi said.

The prime minister is meeting the broadest possible circle of experts to help the government in taking decisions on further protection measures in time, he said.

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Source: MTI

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  1. Prime Minister Orban must be and his Government – Congratulated – for focusing the absolute need to listen and involve experts who have made there life and careers in the fields that this novel coronavirus comes under.
    The application directive to us the people of Hungary the need to isolate and from 29th March 2020, is a pro-active humanitarian rightful decision that has been imposed of a curfew. Personal conduct of our Human Society Responsibility focused on Hygiene – Eradicating the urge or thought to simple just Focus on ME, but do Deeds and THINK of Others – should be in our Mind set -way of THINKING.
    We are ALL in this Together – and these Challenging times MUST be – Fought – and Defeated – driven by UNITY with No Divisions but Unity.
    In 1961 – John Fitzgerald Kennedy in his inauguration speech becoming the 35th President of the United States of America.
    His famous words used that CHALLENGED the population then of his Country :
    ” Ask not what Your Country can do for You,
    Ask what YOU can Do for Your Country.”
    This is in Challenges we ALL must Face in these Uncertain times.
    UNITED we Stand – DIVIDED we Fall – let us UNITED defeat these invasion into our lifestyle of this pandemic.

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