Title:Hungary prolongs lockdown indefinitely as infections near 1,000
Date:9th April 2020
Summary:BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS)
EXTERIOR OF CARE HOME WHERE MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE WERE INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS, AMBULANCE IN GROUNDS
SIGN OF HOME ON GATE
WARNING SIGNS ON GATE
AMBULANCE STAFF WEARING PROTECTIVE GEAR STANDING IN GROUNDS
Story Text: Hungary has prolonged a nationwide lockdown indefinitely to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday (April 9) asking citizens to observe the order despite the Easter holiday.
Meanwhile, more than 100 people were infected in a Budapest retirement home, Surgeon General Cecilia Muller said on Thursday. The state news agency MTI quoted Muller as saying five of those people had died. A fleet of ambulances took affected residents to hospital.
Orban said the lockdown, introduced last month, had been successful in slowing the spread of the coronavirus and would be reviewed on a weekly basis.
Hungary has officially recorded 980 confirmed cases and 66 deaths in the pandemic, although the government has acknowledged the number of actual cases is probably much higher.
(Production: Balazs Kaufmann, Krisztina Fenyo)
Copyright Notice:(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2020. Open For Restrictions - http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp