The EU bank will invest €162.5 million to support the Hungarian healthcare sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The loan beneficiary is AEEK, the national hospital management agency. The operation covers the procurement of medical supplies, personal protective equipment, mobile units and an emergency container hospital.
On Wednesday at about 5 pm, a mysterious red light appeared in the sky over Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county.
Anett Bősz, the head of the Liberal Party, will contest an opposition primary in Pest County ahead of the 2022 general election in the colours of the Democratic Coalition (DK), the daily Magyar Nemzet said. DK will be nominating Bősz in Pest County’s first electoral district.
Former Jobbik lawmaker János Bencsik, who sits in parliament as an independent, has announced that he is launching a new political movement called Civic Answer (Polgári Válasz).
The majority of the vials for Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine will be produced at Schott Hungary in Lukácsháza, western Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign affairs and trade minister, said.
Budapest’s Korányi Pulmonary Hospital has inaugurated a new unit that will be used to care for Covid-19 patients, Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler told an online press conference.
Fully 189 Covid-19 patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, have died over the past 24 hours, while 6,212 more virus cases have been officially registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stressed the importance of making a safe coronavirus vaccine available to the public as quickly as possible.
They have already begun deliberations.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Wednesday said he had discussed Russian gas supplies to Hungary in a phone call with Nikolai Shulginov, Russia’s new energy minister.