COVID-19 pandemic in Hungary

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COVID-19 pandemic in Hungary
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakItaly
Index caseBudapest
Arrival date4 March 2020 (2 years, 6 months and 26 days)
Confirmed cases3,380[1]
436 [1]
Government website

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spread to Hungary on 4 March 2020, when the first cases in the country were announced.[2]

Cases[change | change source]

The first coronavirus-related death was announced on 15 March on the government's official website.[3]

On 18 March, the government announced that the virus had spread to every part of the country.[4]

Response[change | change source]

As at the beginning the pandemic, Hungarians living in China who wanted to move back to Europe were transported home through France. The affected seven persons were under quarantine for two weeks.[5] As they remained healthy during the next two weeks, they were released on 16 February.[6]

The Government of Hungary launched its official webpage and official Facebook page about the novel coronavirus, both on 4 March 2020.[7][8]

On 11 March, the Hungarian government declared a state of emergency.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tájékoztató oldal a koronavírusról" (in Hungarian). Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  2. Czeglédi, Zsolt (4 March 2020). "Megvan az első két fertőzött, Magyarországot is elérte a járvány" (in Hungarian). Mediaworks Hungary Zrt. MTI. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  3. "Meghalt az első magyar beteg". 2020-03-15. Retrieved 2020-03-17.
  4. "Az egész országban jelen van a koronavírus". 2020-03-18. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  5. "Karanténban helyezik el a Vuhanból kimenekített magyarokat". Híradó. 2 February 2020. Archived from the original on 11 June 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  6. "Hazamehettek a Vuhanból hazahozott magyarok a kórházból". Magyar Nemzet. 16 February 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  7. "Elindult az új koronavírus járványról tájékoztató kormányzati honlap és Facebook oldal". NKI. 6 March 2020. Archived from the original on 23 April 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  8. "Elindította a koronavírussal kapcsolatos hivatalos Facebook-oldalát a kormány". Fejér Megyei Hírlap (in Hungarian). Mediaworks Hungary Zrt. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.