The value of public procurement procedures fell about one-fifth, while the number dropped one-quarter in the first half from the same period a year earlier, showing the economic impact of the pandemic, the Public Procurement Authority told MTI. The 3,746 public procurement procedures had a value of about 1,346 billion forints (EUR 3.9bn).
The number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by 43 to 4,696 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Sunday morning.
A special epidemic action unit investigating coronavirus clusters will be isolating any groups that may be infected in order to prevent the virus from spreading further, a spokesman for the operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the novel coronavirus epidemic said.
Two elderly Covid-19 patients, suffering from underlying illnesses, have died and the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by 24 to 4,621 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday morning.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a radio interview urged those displaying symptoms of Covid-19 to self-isolate, adding that no form of defence against the virus can succeed without voluntary participation from the public.
Government Spokeswoman Alexandra Szentkirályi told a press briefing that the government has decided to provide 2.12 billion forints (EUR 6.1m) of funding to support music festival and concert organisers whose business has been hard hit by the coronavirus crisis.
Hungary has changed Spain’s coronavirus classification from “green” to “yellow”, indicating a higher risk of infection, according to a decision of the chief medical officer published in the official gazette Hivatalos Értesítő.
One elderly Covid-19 patient, suffering from an underlying illness, has died and the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by 33 to 4,597 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday morning.
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa’s foremost multilateral trade finance institution, are directing EUR 300m of financing to support the resilience and recovery of African nations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government will provide over 5 billion forints (EUR 14.5m) to help the organisation of some 150 small-scale concerts by pop musicians who have been heavily impacted by the coronavirus epidemic, a government spokesperson said on Facebook.