Transfer of health-care staff among hospitals to deal with the increase in Covid-19 patients is going according to plan
Travel restrictions amended for V4 countries
Hungarian citizens and family members returning to Hungary from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, if they had booked accommodation in any of the V4 countries prior to the introduction of the current restrictions, are exempted from quarantine if they present one negative PCR test result, he said. Until November 1, Czech, Polish and Slovak citizens who have booked accommodation in Hungary for October prior to the introduction of the restrictions also get exemption from quarantine if they present one negative PCR rest result, he added.
The government decree enters into force on Tuesday, he said.
Cecilia Muller, the chief medical officer, told the same press conference that the transfer of health-care staff among hospitals to deal with the increase in Covid-19 patients was going according to plan.
The operative board has ordered four schools and 64 classes to revert to digital education and 21 kindergartens and 5 schools have gone on emergency breaks, she said, noting that the number of students who had to stay home because of the virus was down compared with last week.
Asked about the government’s decision to reallocate 14 billion forints (EUR 39m) towards coronavirus testing Muller said there had never been any financial barriers to carrying out the tests.
Concerning the staging of the UEFA Super Cup final in Budapest, the chief medical officer said there were no new virus clusters that could be traced back to the event.