The government will double the salary supplements of pastors, priests and rabbis serving in small municipalities, Zoltán Balog, the commissioner for social affairs, said.
One elderly patient with underlying illnesses has died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 527, while registered novel coronavirus infections in Hungary have increased by fifteen to 3,892, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday morning.
But the Jordan-appointed council also imposed some precautionary measures to reduce the risk of contagion at Islam’s third-holiest site. Worshippers must wear face masks and bring personal prayer rugs should they wish to pray in the mosque or on the grounds.
The United States has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus, the two governments said on Sunday, despite medical warnings about risks associated with the anti-malaria drug.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public radio that the epidemic is not yet over and that experts predict a second wave in the autumn.
New ventilator type developed by Budapest’s Technical University put into production.
The government can give up its special powers thanks to the effectiveness of the fight against the epidemic, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office has said.
From Thursday, Hungarian and Slovenian nationals will be able to cross their common border without restrictions, the Hungarian and Slovenian foreign ministers announced.
Hungary has avoided a high coronavirus death toll in terms of the population, the country’s chief epidemiologist said on Thursday.
The number of television advertising spots on Hungarian-language channels has fallen by almost one-fourth since early March, before Hungary went into lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, data from the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) show.