The Hungarian foreign minister expressed condolences and sympathies over the accident of a Polish bus in which one passenger died and another 34 were injured in southern Hungary on Sunday morning.
The number of passengers at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport was over 80% down in July compared to the same month last year but there was a three-fold increase compared to the previous month, the airport operator said.
The number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by 43 to 4,696 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Sunday morning.
A special epidemic action unit investigating coronavirus clusters will be isolating any groups that may be infected in order to prevent the virus from spreading further, a spokesman for the operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the novel coronavirus epidemic said.
The fall in Hungary’s exports and imports continued to slow in June, recovering from a lockdown plunge in April, preliminary data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) show.
Hungary’s budget deficit, excluding local councils, reached 2,165 billion forints (EUR 6.3bn) at the end of July, widened by pandemic defence spending, economic stimulus and pre-financing for European Union-funded projects, the finance ministry said in a preliminary release of data.
Two elderly Covid-19 patients, suffering from underlying illnesses, have died and the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by 24 to 4,621 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday morning.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a radio interview urged those displaying symptoms of Covid-19 to self-isolate, adding that no form of defence against the virus can succeed without voluntary participation from the public.
Hungary’s finance ministry is reviewing the possibility of introducing a tax exemption on palinka, the national eau de vie, as early as 2021, a year before a recently issued European Union directive allows the preference, state secretary Andras Tállai told MTI.
The management and unions of state-owned postal company Magyar Posta reached an agreement on remuneration that will raise wages by 8%, on average, and keep performance bonuses in place, Magyar Posta told MTI.