Guest nights up in April year on year, but well below the pre-crisis level

Chief medical officer declares third wave over

The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Hungary is over, thanks to the country's vaccination drive, the chief medical officer said. Cecilia Muller, speaking at a press conference of the central board coordinating efforts against the epidemic, said that all indicators were improving, but warned that the virus "is still here" and advocated the shot to those not yet vaccinated.

So far, nearly 5.3 million people have received their first jab, while over 4 million residents are now fully vaccinated, she said.

Muller said that there was a possibility for residents who experienced a strong reaction after the first shot to receive a different vaccine for the second jab, but only on doctor’s instructions. She said there were no plans to change vaccination protocols, people infected and recovered from Covid-19 would continue to receive both shots.

Muller said that last week the number of new infection was down by 29 percent compared to the previous week, adding that the number had been 117 on Monday, while the number of fatalities stood at 17.

Answering a question about the necessity of a third shot, Muller said that if such necessity were “scientifically proven”, Hungary would follow new protocols.

Guest nights up in April year on year, but well below the pre-crisis level

The number of commercial guest nights spent in Hungary in April was almost three times higher than a year earlier, but compared with the same period before the outbreak, in April 2019, a decline of 90.6 percent was registered, Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday.

The number of domestic guest nights fell by 86.9 percent in April compared with the same period in 2019, while the number of foreign guest nights declined by 93.7 percent.

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