Hungary to start reopening after inoculating quarter of its people: PM

FILE PHOTO: Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks as he arrives to attend a face-to-face EU summit amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown in Brussels, Belgium December 10, 2020. John Thys/Pool via REUTERS

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hospitals in Hungary are coping with a record wave of infections and there is light at the end of the tunnel in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic but the country cannot yet re-open, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

“There is a good chance (we) will have a free summer,” Orban told public radio, adding that the central European country of 10 million can start the first stage of re-opening once inoculations reach 2.5 million, up from 1.5 million now.

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