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Coronavirus Information from Vodafone

D&T
Apr 6, 2020

Two important novel features have been added to the LifeSaver application operated by the Vodafone Foundation and the National Ambulance Service (OMSZ) in Hungary. One of these is the Coronavirus Information button, which takes users to the Hungarian Government’s official coronavirus information site, making it directly accessible from the LifeSaver application. The other useful innovation […]

New Government Measures Announced

D&T
Apr 6, 2020

"We must simultaneously fight both the epidemic and its economic consequences: we must save lives and provide for the future. We must now adopt economic measures which will help us through the difficult phase which lies ahead of us," Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has announced. The PM said the goal of their economy protection action […]

VAT Cut Requested on Restaurant Deliveries

D&T
Apr 2, 2020

In order to reduce the severe consequences of the Covid-19 crisis on domestic restaurants, Wolt, a food delivery company, is asking the government to reduce the 27% tax rate of food consumed outside restaurants (takeaway, delivery) to 5% that applies to food eaten at restaurants. The turnover of restaurants has decreased dramatically in the recent […]

IATA: Airlines Facing Rapid Cash Burn

D&T
Apr 1, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published a new analysis showing that airlines may burn through USD 61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending June 30, 2020, while posting a quarterly net loss of USD 39 billion, ftnnews reports. This analysis is based on the impact assessment IATA released last week, […]

Facilitating the Flow of Air Cargo

D&T
Mar 31, 2020

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is reporting that results are being achieved in the efforts to facilitate flow of air cargo in the world through the work of a specially created by ICAO “COVID-19 Technical Group”. Its objective is in joint actions by the aviation industry related to COVID-19, and it also includes experts […]

People's Movements to be Restricted in Hungary

D&T
Mar 27, 2020

The restrictions on movement are introduced as of this Saturday through April 11 for the the whole territory of Hungary. During this period, people will only be allowed to leave their homes "for good reason." According to the decree, these "good reasons" include going to work, performing occupational duties, pursuing economic, agricultural and forestry activities, […]

MOL Starts Producing Sanitizers

D&T
Mar 26, 2020

Hungarian energy giant MOL has started production of hand and surface sanitizers to offer protection against the COVID-19 coronavirus. Both products are in short supply in Hungary. Lubricants producer and MOL Group member MOL Lub managed to shift production of a windshield washer production line at its Almásfüzitő plant in just two week. The unit […]

Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge

D&T
Mar 26, 2020

With millions of jobs at risk as the pandemic hits tourism harder than any other sector, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new solutions to help the tourism sector recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The 'Healing Solutions' global call […]

Qatar Airways Keeps the Skies Open

D&T
Mar 25, 2020

Qatar Airways says it is is continuing to keeping the skies open and getting as many people home as they possibly can in these challenging times. "Our state-of-the-art aircraft with their advanced air filter systems, combined with strict bio-security screening of our staff mean that we can continue operating a significant number of flights to […]

CEU Responds to the Pandemic

D&T
Mar 24, 2020

In a message to the public, the President and Rector of the Central European University (CEU), Michael Ignatieff explains that with its highly international student body, CEU is facing the extraordinary challenge of supporting students from over 100 countries in their efforts to either return home while the institution’s campuses in Vienna and Budapest are […]

Hungarian Banking System Prepared for Debt Moratorium

D&T
Mar 23, 2020

The Hungarian banking system is prepared for the extraordinary situation and the attached special measures such as the debt repayment moratorium, the government website quotes Finance Minister Mihály as saying following a meeting with representatives of the Hungarian Banking Association. The minister said the debt repayment moratorium announced on Wednesday – as part of which […]

Mayor orders citizens to stay at home in Polgár, E Hungary

80-year-old Hungarian Dies of Covid-19

D&T
Mar 23, 2020

A man of 80 years of age with chronic illness passed away this Monday as a result of Covid-19 coronavirus infection, bringing the number of fatalities related to this disease to eight in Hungary with the number of people recovering from the virus infection increasing to 21. As of this Monday evening, 167 people are […]

The microscopic view of the virus which causes Coronavirus disease

Two Elderly Hungarians Die of Covid-19

D&T
Mar 20, 2020

Two Hungarian men, aged 79 and 68, have died as a result of Covid-19 coronavirus infection, bringing the number of fatalities related to this disease to three in Hungary. As of late midday this Friday, 85 people (73 Hungarians, ten Iranians, one British and one Kazakh citizen) are registered to have been diagnosed with the […]

Disinfection at the Keleti railway station in Budapest

“The goal is to avoid large-scale disease”

D&T
Mar 19, 2020

At the Coronavirus Operational Group’s daily press conference on Thursday, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said that there are now 73 registered infections in Hungary. The condition of the patients vary, but, unfortunately, six of them are in serious condition and are being treated in intensive care units. She noted that with the rise in […]

Stay Home – But Travel Tomorrow

D&T
Mar 18, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) observes that full or partial travel restrictions have been – and continue to be – introduced across the world. These decisions are made with public health as the primary concern. The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UWNTO), Zurab Pololikashvili has issued a statement on […]

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