The terraces open on Saturday. 3.5 million people have been inoculated. Anyone who registers now can receive the vaccine within 1 or 2 weeks. Social immunity requires 6 million vaccinated people.
The terraces can open. The restaurants are expecting enormous traffic. – said the president of the Hungarian Catering Industry Association.
László Kovács said that the average turnover of the restaurants was not higher than 15-20 percent during the closing. He emphasized that the sector was kept alive only by food delivery, but many, especially in the countryside, could not live with it. He added those who have retained a good portion of their workers despite the difficulties now have an advantage.
In the morning, Viktor Orbán announced in a Facebook video that the number of inoculated people had reached 3.5 million, so the terraces could be opened from Saturday, and the curfew would start later. The new starting time of the curfew will be 11 p.m. from Saturday.
If we reach 4 million vaccinated people, there will be further mitigation for those who have an immunity certificate.
“By the middle of next week (Wednesday or Thursday), there could be four million inoculated vaccinated people, then a wide variety of services will be opened up to those who have an immunity certificate. Theaters, dance and music events, circuses, gyms, fitness rooms, ice rinks, zoos, spas and public baths, playhouses, sporting events, adventure parks can be opened, as well as the interiors of hotels and restaurants,” said Viktor Orbán.
He told people in the age of 16-18 can be vaccinated with Pfizer, so they isolate as much of this vaccine as they need.
Last Friday, Gergely Gulyás announced that priests and pastors would be taken forward in the order of vaccination. According to the minister, they would receive the vaccine first because they have a prominent role in the difficult period caused by the epidemic.
He considers that the opening of educational institutions was the right decision. He explained that 60 percent of kindergarteners and 75 percent of lower-grade students returned to institutions.