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Infectologist: New Covid variants causing mild symptoms

New Covid variants present in Hungary are no reason for concern because they are causing only mild symptoms despite being more contagious than previous variants, Janos Szlavik, chief infectologist at the South Pest Centrum Hospital, told public broadcaster M1 late on Tuesday.

NNK: Air quality ‘dangerous’ in three towns

Air quality due to pollution has remained "unhealthy" in and around Budapest and in the northeast whereas it is still "dangerous" in three towns in the north and the northeast, the National Centre for Public Health (NNK) said on Monday.

Air quality in north-eastern parts ‘dangerous’

Air quality due to pollution is "dangerous" in three settlements in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County, in north-eastern Hungary, and in Varpalota in Veszprem County, north-west of Lake Balaton, the National Centre for Public Health (NNK) said on Friday.

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Influenza epidemic under way

Hungary is witnessing an epidemic of influenza-type illnesses, with respiratory syncytial virus a big factor in the equation, the chief medical officer said on Thursday.

Infectologist: New Covid variants causing mild symptoms

New Covid variants present in Hungary are no reason for concern because they are causing only mild symptoms despite being more contagious than previous variants, Janos Szlavik, chief infectologist at the South Pest Centrum Hospital, told public broadcaster M1 late on Tuesday.

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Egis favipiravir drug licenced for Covid-19 treatment

A new drug with the active ingredient favipiravir manufactured by Hungarian pharmaceutical company Egis has been licenced for treatment of Covid-19 by the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYEI), the institute said on Saturday.

Decision on holiday restrictions to be made next week

Vaccine pre-registration campaign announced

The head of the Prime Minister's Office announced on Thursday the launch of a pre-registration vaccination campaign, adding that a decision on whether to introduce holiday season restrictions from Dec. 11 will be made following consultations involving Prime Minister Viktor Orban.