Eighty percent of Hungarian settlements affected by Covid-19, says health official

Fully 80 percent of Hungarian settlements are affected by Covid-19 infections, a department head of the National Public Health Centre (NNK) told a press briefing of the operative board responsible for handling the coronavirus epidemic on Tuesday.

Last week’s data revealed an increased presence of the virus in the sewage systems of Budapest, Bekescsaba, Eger, Kecskemet, Szekszard, Tatabanya, Veszprem and other major cities which suggest that an increase can be expected in the number of infections, Agnes Galgoczi said.

The operative board and the epidemiology authority continue to closely monitor the situation and will submit their proposals for measures to the government, she said.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban will make an announcement after today’s cabinet meeting, Galgoczi said.

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