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Masks Have Been Made Mandatory In Enclosed Spaces – Vaccination Campaign Begins

Since Saturday the 20th of November, mask-wearing has been mandatory in enclosed spaces. Masks are mandatory in shops, shopping centers, museums, theatres, cinemas, and areas of public administration, those public buildings, and other enclosed spaces that are open to the public. This is in addition to the existing requirement of wearing masks on public transport, a restriction that has already been in place for some time.

Despite the recent COVID-19 surge, Debrecen remains open for tourists during the Christmas period, as long as the rules are followed to ensure the safety of everyone. Indeed the traditional Advent events were recently announced, with some modifications, -precautionary steps. The market and events are more dispersed this year to prevent crowding, and the Ice Ring is bigger, located in front of the Reformed Great Church (above).

In schools, the school directors decide on the wearing of masks, he said. Exceptions to mask-wearing are offices and premises used for sports, said Gergely Gulyás, the Head of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Gulyás said the third vaccination against coronavirus had been made compulsory for health workers. He noted that this is also planned in the state administration, as the state is trying to set a good example. He added that it would still be possible to attend events with a vaccination certificate for more than 500 people.

Presenting the latest epidemiological data, the minister said mathematicians predict that the fourth wave of the coronavirus epidemic could peak at the end of November or the beginning of December. 

He said experts continue to confirm that meaningful protection against coronavirus, particularly the delta variant, is provided by vaccination alone. He said that the pandemic can be stopped if everyone gets vaccinated. 

He also said that between the 22nd and 28th November there will be a vaccination week to increase vaccination coverage and control the coronavirus epidemic. During this period there will be 101 county and city hospitals where people can get the vaccine between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

Forty vaccination sites are being prepared for next week’s vaccination campaign in Debrecen. The Bethlen Street center will have an increased number of vaccination places.

The minister said that anyone who goes to the vaccination point would receive the vaccine immediately, without any pre-registration, whether it is the first, second or third, adding that five types of vaccines are available, including Pfizer, Moderna AstraZeneca, Janssen, and Sinopharm.