The government will provide over 5 billion forints (EUR 14.5m) to help the organisation of some 150 small-scale concerts by pop musicians who have been heavily impacted by the coronavirus epidemic, a government spokesperson said on Facebook.
One elderly Covid-19 patient has died and the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by 11 to 4,564 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday morning.
One Covid-19 patient, aged 77 and suffering from an underlying illness, has died and the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by nine to 4,553 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday morning.
Members of the Hungarian Festival Association (MFSZ) believe a reduction in the VAT rate on event ticket prices from 27% to 5% is necessary to help the industry get through the coronavirus crisis, the association’s chairman said in Monday’s edition of business daily Világgazdaság.
The number of active coronavirus infections in Hungary is stagnating around 500-600 at present, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said on public radio on Sunday.
The clinic of Pécs University, in southern Hungary, has received a CT machine capable of detecting lung damage caused by the novel coronavirus.
Travellers arriving in Hungary from countries classified as yellow or green in terms of the severity of the coronavirus risk must pay for their PCR tests unless they stay in home quarantine for two weeks, the chief medical officer has said.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said the current level of domestic protection against the coronavirus pandemic was appropriate and any changes to restrictions would be risky.
Yesterday, the European Commission has invited more than 200 blood-collection services around the EU to apply for funding for the purchase of plasmapheresis equipment, i.e. equipment that takes plasma from donors.
Online sales in Hungary reached HUF 188bn in the second quarter, climbing 34pc from the same period a year earlier, data compiled by consultancy GKI Digital and internet marketplace Jofogas show.