The conditions are in place in Hungary for effective protection efforts against the novel coronavirus epidemic, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Friday.
Capacity is sufficient in terms of available hospital beds and ventilators, and there are reliable supplies of masks, gloves and other protective equipment, Gergely Gulyás told a regular press briefing.
He said the government considered the protection of people’s lives the top priority. The number of new infections is not the most important indicator, he said, adding that Hungary’s position, however, was good in European comparison.
“The virus must not be allowed to destroy everyday life,” he added.
Hungary has overcome the first wave of the epidemic with the lowest loss among EU member states in terms of employment figures, he said.