Members of the Hungarian Festival Association (MFSZ) believe a reduction in the VAT rate on event ticket prices from 27% to 5% is necessary to help the industry get through the coronavirus crisis, the association’s chairman said in Monday’s edition of business daily Világgazdaság.
The number of active coronavirus infections in Hungary is stagnating around 500-600 at present, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said on public radio on Sunday.
The clinic of Pécs University, in southern Hungary, has received a CT machine capable of detecting lung damage caused by the novel coronavirus.
Travellers arriving in Hungary from countries classified as yellow or green in terms of the severity of the coronavirus risk must pay for their PCR tests unless they stay in home quarantine for two weeks, the chief medical officer has said.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said the current level of domestic protection against the coronavirus pandemic was appropriate and any changes to restrictions would be risky.
Yesterday, the European Commission has invited more than 200 blood-collection services around the EU to apply for funding for the purchase of plasmapheresis equipment, i.e. equipment that takes plasma from donors.
Online sales in Hungary reached HUF 188bn in the second quarter, climbing 34pc from the same period a year earlier, data compiled by consultancy GKI Digital and internet marketplace Jofogas show.
Every effort should be made to keep any second wave to a minimum, Gergely Gulyás, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, said. If active infections in Hungary exceed 1,000-1,500, then a second wave would get under way, he said, adding that there are currently 500-600 active infections.
The government aims to prevent a second wave of the novel coronavirus epidemic and it has decided to maintain the current level of restrictions, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff has said.
Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air booked a 108 million euro loss in the first quarter of its business year started on April 1, an earnings report posted on the London Stock Exchange, where the company’s shares are listed, shows.