Hungary’s government will be ready to pass tougher restrictions if the pace of coronavirus infections does not slow, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said on Thursday at an online briefing.
The government will decide on the possible new measure at its meeting next Wednesday, Gergely Gulyas added. Hungary closed entertainment venues and imposed a night-time curfew at the beginning of November to curb a fast spread of coronavirus infections.
The head of Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases said on Thursday recent news on experimental Covid-19 vaccine trials has been extremely encouraging.
“This is of course extremely encouraging, extremely positive news,” Lothar Wieler said at a virtual news conference. Vaccines with an efficacy of more than 90% would be “great weapons” in the fight against the pandemic, he added.
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