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Hungarians Optimistic about Vaccine

Aug 11, 2020

According to Hungarians, there will be a vaccine against the coronavirus, and the majority believe that it will be available to everyone in a year at the earliest. 55% of the population would most likely self-administer an approved vaccine. The results of a national representative research commissioned by the Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (AIPM) […]

Waste Water Samples Predict More Epidemic Cases

Aug 10, 2020

Wastewater tests carried out by the National Center for Public Health (NNK) showed a slight increasing trend in the amount of SARS-CoV-2 virus hereditary material in week 32 of the pandemic in Budapest and Debrecen. According to international experience, an increase in the concentration detected in wastewater is 4-10 days ahead of the increase in […]

Fftermath of the Port of Beirut explosion

Hungarians in Lebanon To Help After the Explosion

Aug 8, 2020

The Special Medical and Rescue Team of the University of Debrecen has arrived in Beirut to take part in the rescue operations after the explosion that devastated the Lebanese capital on Tuesday. The Hungarian team, which includes anesthesiologists, neurologists and surgeons as well as a technical expert, took with them about 200 kilograms of equipment. […]

Number of Pandemic Death Surpasses 600 in Hungary

Aug 7, 2020

Two elderly chronically ill people died in Hungary, bringing the number of deaths new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in this country to 602. The new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) was detected in 24 more Hungarian citizens, which increased the number of infected people in Hungary to 4,621 with 3,464 already recovered. The number of active infections is […]

Increasing Fruit Prices Adversely Affect Hungarians

Aug 4, 2020

A recent survey shows that half of the population in Hungary could afford to purchase less fruit this year than in the first half of 2019. There are several reasons: tis year was unfavorable for Hungarian fruit production in all respects, while the crisis situation caused by the coronavirus epidemic put the Hungarians in a […]

Another COVID-19 Victim in Hungary

Aug 1, 2020

A 50-year-old chronically ill man died in Hungary, bringing the number of deaths new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in this country to 597. The new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) was detected in 21 new Hungarian citizens, which increased the number of infected people in Hungary to 4,526 with 3,364 already recovered. The number of active infections is […]

What Worries Hungarians?

Jul 31, 2020

The state of healthcare, financial/political corruption and poverty – these are the three biggest worries of Hungarians according to a new international poll by Ipsos. 56% Hungarians worry about health problems (this being the highest value globally), but corruption (54%, also the highest value in the world) and poverty (49%, third highest value after Russia […]

Synagogues Closed for Two Weeks in Budapest

Jul 28, 2020

The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) and the Budapest Jewish Community (BZSH) have closed down the synagogues in Budapest for two weeks and impose a ban on visiting Mazsihisz's Budapest hospital and BZSH nursing home. The Mazsihisz website writes that the leadership of Mazsihisz learned on Sunday that a relative of one of the […]

Coronavirus: Hungarian Sewage Water Samples

Jul 27, 2020

Based on samples taken from wastewater, the number of active coronavirus cases is not expected to increase in the next few weeks, Márta Vargha, senior water hygiene expert at the National Center for Public Health (NNK). The examination of wastewater started in May, i.e. during the period of the epidemic, first in Budapest and then […]

Aquapark in Orfű, S Hungary

Aquapark and Palace Up for Sale from State Assets

Jul 25, 2020

In accordance with its portfolio clean-up strategy, the Hungarian National Asset Management Inc. (MNV) will continue to put on the market real estate that is not necessary for the performance of state tasks. According to MNV's statement, after the situation caused by the pandemic has eased, it will be possible to continue the sales campaign, […]

Replacement of Old Hungarian Banknotes for Free May End

Jul 21, 2020

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has warned that HUF 2,000 and 5,000 banknotes issued before 2016 may not be replaced with the new banknotes free of charge at every bank and postal office after July 31, 2020. A statement by MNB says that after July 31, 2020, post offices and credit institutions may continue […]

18 More Coronavirus Infections Identified in Hungary

Jul 19, 2020

The number of identified coronavirus infections in Hungary increased by eighteen to 4,333, there are no new deaths, according to the government website The number of deaths from the infection remained unchanged at 596, and 3,223 people had already recovered. The number of active infections is 514. 82 coronavirus patients are treated in hospital, […]

Qatar Airways to Seek Compensation for Blockade

Jul 16, 2020

Qatar Airways has issued a statement on the judgment of the International Court of Justice to which it had turned concerning the blockade of Qatar. The airline has also announced to resume flights to the Maldives. Qatar Airways welcomes the Judgment of the International Court of Justice affirming that the ICAO Council has the jurisdiction […]

Bendegúz, the red panda in the Budapest Zoo

New Attractions in the Budapest Zoo

Jul 12, 2020

A one year old red panda arrived from Germany to the Budapest Zoo and the institution's Butterfly garden , delayed by the pandemic, could finally open for this year. In a statement sent to the Hungarian news agency MTI, zoo officials say Bendegúz, a one-year-old male red panda arrived to accompany Aurora, a nearly ten-year-old […]

Border crossing station at Tiszasziget on the Hungarian-Serbian border

Travel Restrictions into Hungary Announced

Jul 12, 2020

The Hungarian government has announced restrictions on entry in into the country connection with the coronavirus epidemic. The Minister heading the Prime Minister's Office, Gergely Gulyás said this Sunday that the government decided to classify countries into three categories – red, yellow and green – in terms of the severity of the coronavirus epidemic and […]

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