In Western Europe, more and more countries are implementing new restrictions because of the accelerating spread of the Delta variant. In Italy, for example, the government made the vaccine obligatory for teachers, and they require immunity cards in many places. Meanwhile, Hungary is preparing for the August 20 celebrations, suspending restrictions still in effect.
According to portfolio.hu, Romania prolonged the state of emergency because of the spread of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, Serbia has inoculated half of their citizens by today.
In Italy, obtaining an immunity card will be a prerequisite for inland travel between regions.
Furthermore, it will be obligatory in restaurants, museums, baths, spas, cultural and sports events.
Meanwhile, it seems that Hungary is not afraid of the new COVID variant. The government prepares for the biggest August 20 celebrations ever. Thus, they suspended all restrictions still in effect for that weekend (August 18-22). Moreover, the
rules will be suspended
during the FEI Driving European Championship (September 2-5) and during the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress (September 13-20), in which Pope Francis will also take part.
That means those taking part in these three events will not need to have an immunity card.
According to MTI, one coronavirus patient died over the past 24 hours, while 52 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday. So far 5,641,870 people have received their first jab, while 5,480,218 have been fully vaccinated.
The number of active infections has declined to 27,113,
while hospitals are treating 76 Covid patients, 12 of whom need respiratory assistance.
There are 1,346 people in official quarantine, while 6,375,668 tests have been officially carried out. Since the first outbreak, 809,855 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,033. 752,709 people have made a full recovery. So far, most infections have been registered in Budapest and Pest County, followed by the counties of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Győr-Moson-Sopron, and Hajdú-Bihar.
Source: portfolio.hu, MTI