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Orban: Hungary vaccinated more than 35% of people, now I can take a beer

Christian Fernsby |
Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced that 3.5 million people have been vaccinated in Hungary, paving the way for outdoor venues to open from Saturday morning.

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Topics: ORBAN    HUNGARY   

The country, he said in a radio interview on Friday, will be opened up gradually.

Talking about Hungary’s easing restrictions, and probably in reference to Boris Johnson’s comments on Great Britain’s reopening and finally being able to drink some bear in a pub, Orbán said that "I’ve got a pint of beer waiting for me on my terrace tomorrow. I can hardly wait, because this has been a difficult year to get through, we’re all tired.”

Now, some regulations need to be adjusted, Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio. The night-time curfew will start at 11pm.

We had to change a few rules. Since terraces can be open until 9:30 in the evening, people won’t be home by 10. They’ll be in a good mood, and perhaps they might even like each other more, so they’ll need more time to get home.”

Orbán said the reopening of schools went smoother than expected earlier this week, with well above 50 percent of children returning to kindergartens and schools.


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