Commenting on Moody’s change to the outlook of Hungary’s Baa3 sovereign rating to “positive” from “stable”, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said Hungary’s rating was “unique” in the European Union as the no other member state’s outlook had improved in the past six months.
The extension of the moratorium on loan repayments is helping one million Hungarians, a state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office said.
Six Covid-19 patients have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 937 to 24,014, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Sunday morning.
Hungary’s chief medical officer has urged citizens to abide by the rules in place to control the spread of the coronavirus, warning that, otherwise, further restrictions would need to be introduced.
An MEP of the opposition Socialists has called on the Hungarian government to guarantee that the coronavirus vaccine, once available, will be accessible for Hungarians free of charge.
Hungary’s population decline slowed in the first eight months of the year as the number of births increased by 4.7% and the number of deaths decreased by 4.4% compared with the same period last year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported.
Authorities have taken action in 263 cases since the government decree on stricter coronavirus-related defence measures entered into force on Monday, a member of the operative board responsible for handling the epidemic said.
Nine Covid-19 patients have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 927 to 22,127, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday morning.
Hungarian and Romanian police found twenty-one border violators hiding in a lorry with Romanian licence plates at the motorway border crossing of Csanádpalota, in SE Hungary, on Thursday morning, a spokesperson of the Csongrád-Csanád police said.
The recently established Volner Party will aim to broaden the Hungarian middle class, János Volner, the founder and leader of the party, said.