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Budapest, Hungary. Photo: MTI

Fully 117 Covid patients, mostly elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, have died in the past 24 hours and coronavirus infections have risen by 3,929 to 181,881, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday.

Altogether 4,008 Covid patients have died since the appearance of coronavirus in Hungary, while 44,020 have made a recovery. There are currently 133,853 active infections and 7,598 patients are in hospital, 638 on ventilators.

Fully 41,557 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests carried out stands at 1,528,302.

So far most infections have been registered in Budapest (41,741) and Pest County (23,873), followed by the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (12,410), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplen (10,744), Hajdú-Bihar (9,571) and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg counties (9,449). Tolna County has the least number of infections (2,565).

New restrictions from today

Between 9am and 11am on weekdays and 8am and 10am on weekends, customers below that age are banned from shopping in grocery shops, household chemists and pharmacies.

Senior citizens have the right to shop at any time.

More restrictions: curfew, openning hours…

On November 10, lawmakers extended the government’s special powers by 90 days, allowing the government to suspend the application of some legislation, diverge from legal provisions and take other extraordinary measures by decree.

A decree made commercial P+Rs, parking garages and parking lots in residential areas free of charge from 7:00 in the evening until 7:00 in the morning, more details HERE.

Soldiers are helping the police in carrying out their duties in public areas.

Soldiers have also been assigned to help out staff in 93 hospitals around Hungary.

The curfew is in force between 8pm and 5am, and work carried out beyond the home must be justified.

With the exception of pharmacies and petrol stations, shops can be open until 7pm. Hairdressers, masseurs and personal trainers must observe general curfew rules.

Family and private events including birthday celebrations can be held with a maximum of ten people attending.

A major new rule is that face masks must be worn in public spaces in localities with more than 10,000 residents, though it is up to local mayors to decide which spaces the rule applies to.

Restaurants are limited to offering takeaways, while hotels are not allowed to cater to tourists, only guests arriving for business, economic or educational purposes. Sports events must be held behind closed doors. Also, leisure facilities such as fitness gyms, indoor swimming pools, museums, libraries, cinemas, zoos and skating rinks must suspend their services.

Events, including cultural events and Christmas fairs, cannot be held under the special rules.

Source: MTI/Daily News Hungary

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