“In yesterday’s cabinet meeting, the vaccination program was evaluated by the government,” said Girjeli Gulyas, head of the Prime Minister’s Office. 2.608 million people have already been vaccinated in Hungary. The government, in consultation with the operational staff, decided a few weeks ago that the reopening would depend on the progress of the vaccination program. The first steps of restarting have been linked to 2.5 million vaccines. It didn’t mean much relief because there was at least as much relief as tightening. The government attempted to limit the crowd, for example, with bases of 10 square feet. The curfew has changed to 10 PM, partly due to the spring period and partly due to customer restrictions. Shops may be open until 10:30. On March 18, a million people were vaccinated, and they increased 2.5 times in less than a month. We hope that the number of people vaccinated will exceed 4 million later this month.
A certain set of stores and services may reopen, but they are entitled to benefits for the entire month of April. Hotels and hosts continue to receive wage subsidies. The parties have requested support of 69 billion HUF, of which 66 billion HUF have already been paid out.
The government will decide the next steps in revaccination once 3 million have been vaccinated. This is possible within 5-6 days – said Gergely Gulyás.
Jirjili Golias also spoke about the fact that the elderly receive the vaccination backwards and that the vaccination of young people has also begun. Everyone was asked to register. He added that it is expected that everyone registered this month will be vaccinated.
Government spokeswoman Alexandra Centkerali said that in the spring the business relaunch program will be launched under the Hungarian Village Program, in the first round that small companies with less than 10 employees and working in small settlements can apply for a total of 25 HUF Billion. The companies will be able to receive support in the amount of 2-10 million HUF. May be combined with a HF10 million express loan previously announced by the government. The amount of 2-10 million HUF is non-refundable, and the state can bear 70% of the investment costs, and it can also be used to purchase machinery, developments and training. The companies involved must have at least one closed business year.
The government has not yet made a decision as to which powers it will mean. The quarantine obligation will likely be canceled, among other things. For 3.5-4 million vaccines, the government will decide the privileges of vaccine certification.
“It is clear that we have passed the peak of the third wave,” said Jirjeli Julias. As he said, he thinks it will be possible to sit on the bleachers by the end of April. The fitness rooms are not open yet.
Gergely Gulyás said sporting events can only be attended with a security certificate. Such events are expected to take place by the summer. We hope, by June, the epidemic is behind us. “
8 million vaccines will be available by the end of May, for anyone who wants to take the vaccine orally.
Gergely Gulyás also spoke about the fact that vaccination in Hungary will continue on the basis of registration, and the period of use of SZÉP cards will not be time-restricted.
Regarding the high death rates, he said that this could be explained by the fact that Hungary also classifies coronavirus deaths as cases in which a person, for example, had cancer or died in a traffic accident while infected with the Coronavirus. Other countries say they do not.
Regarding traffic changes, Girjeli Gulias said: Due to the new management of the city, there are more traffic jams, garbage and homeless people in Budapest. According to Golias, rules should be established that are not harmful to motorists, but beneficial to cyclists.
CanSino and Covishield vaccines have been approved, and NNK employees have also gone to the factory, but a decision has not been made yet, Gulyás said.
Gergely Gulyás said there are no plans to outsource higher education institutions to any asset management institution.
He also talked about the fact that a vaccine factory for Coronavirus will be built in Hungary from 6.7 to 7 billion HUF, which will be in Debrecen.