Health system ready for potential next wave, statements by government officials


Hungary’s healthcare system ready for a potential next wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and sufficient quantities of vaccines are available, government official says noted Tuesday.

Csaba Dömötör, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, told pro-government public news channel M1 that developments related to the new Omicron variant were constantly monitored. Protective measures against epidemics are determined by circumstances such as the availability of sufficient protective equipment and health care capacities.

Hospital capacity, he said, was now sufficient and reserves were also large.

However, only vaccination offered an effective solution to fight the epidemic, he added.

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A Jobbik lawmaker noted that Hungary’s Covid-related death rate during the third wave of the pandemic was among the highest.

Dömötör praised the fact that more than 6 million Hungarians have been vaccinated, including more than 3 million who have received their boosters. Future restrictions can be avoided if the number of vaccinated increases further, he said.

featured image via Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI


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