Most Hungarians are cautious when it comes to planning their holidays after the lifting of coronavirus-related border restrictions, a survey released by Netrisk.hu on Friday shows.
Fifty percent of respondents in the survey of 6,000 people said they have postponed their next holiday to the late summer or autumn and 18 percent plan to defer their trip to next year. Fifty-six percent said they would travel within the country’s borders.
More than half of respondents planning a holiday abroad have chosen Croatia or Austria as a destination, and none plan to travel outside Europe, Netrisk said.
Two elderly patients suffering from chronic diseases have died in the past 24 hours and the number of registered novel coronavirus infections has risen by three to 4,223, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday morning.
Fully 593 people have died and 2,941 have made a recovery, while the number of active infections stands at 689. Altogether 2,196 people are in official home quarantine and 292,032 tests have been carried out. A total of 133 coronavirus patients are in hospital, 6 of whom are on ventilators.
Fully 38 percent of active infections, 60 percent of fatalities and 46 percent of recoveries have taken place in Budapest.
The threat of an epidemic has not disappeared and coronavirus cases are rising in neighbouring countries, the website said. The government, the operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the epidemic and the epidemiological authority are continuously monitoring the status of the epidemic and are prepared to impose the necessary measures.
Budapest has the highest number of infections (1,988), followed by Pest County (639), and the counties of Fejer (379), Komarom-Esztergom (307) and Zala (262). Tolna County has the fewest infections with 13.