Although foreign nationals are generally not allowed to enter Hungary from 1 September, there are exceptions, such as business trips between affiliated companies, business and diplomatic trips, military convoys, humanitarian workers and the like. Following an increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus, the Hungarian government decided to close its borders to foreigners. Hungary will close its borders on September 1st, a decision made after Hungarian Minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyas, told a news conference that most of those infected came from abroad. Coronavirus in Hungary is on the rise and this is the main reason for closing the border to foreigners, and Hungarians returning from abroad will have to go into self-isolation from which they will be able to get out only if they have two negative tests on COVID-19. According to today’s report, coronavirus infection (COVID-19) was detected in 158 new Hungarian citizens, thus increasing the number of infected persons identified in Hungary to 5.669. The number of deaths remained unchanged at 614, and 3759 have already recovered. The number of active infected persons is 1296.
The six-year-old, who was runner-up to Vautour in the Champion Novice Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival in May, made a winning debut over fences at Down Royal three weeks ago. “Apache Stronghold worked well this morning and all going well he’ll go for the Drinmore Novice Chase,” said the trainer. Meade has the Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle on the same card in mind for Rich Coast after last month’s Tipperary winner had to miss an engagement recently. “Rich Coast missed the For Auction with a bit of heat in one of his joints. The plan now is to go for the Royal Bond with him,” he said. Noel Meade reports Apache Stronghold to be on course for the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse on Sunday week. Press Association