As of September 1, Hungary is closing its borders to foreign nationals, and Hungarians have to go into self-isolation

first_imgAlthough 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.center_img 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.last_img read more

Badminton chief defends calendar changes after outcry

first_imgBadminton’s ruling body on Tuesday defended postponing the season’s finale until January — a decision that has sparked an outcry from players — saying it was the “best possible solution” given the coronavirus pandemic.The virus has thrown the badminton calendar into chaos, with officials forced to repeatedly postpone competitions. In the latest change, officials announced last week the three tournaments that make up the Asian leg of the world tour will take place in the Thai capital Bangkok in January.  The final tournaments of the 2020 season were originally scheduled for November.Badminton World Federation (BWF) president Poul-Erik Hoyer insisted Tuesday it was the best outcome in a difficult year. “Given the challenges we faced, this was the best possible solution under the circumstances,” he told a press conference.”I am confident that with our safety protocols in place, the three events will kickstart badminton’s successful return in 2021.” Several Danish players — including leading men’s doubles players Anders Skaarup Rasmussen and Kim Astrup — were reported to have reacted angrily to the news of the postponement.Officials have acknowledged that changing the dates could affect world rankings and the 2021 season’s calendar. Still, Badminton Association of Thailand president Patama Leeswadtrakul said strict measures would be in place to ensure the safety of players and officials at the Bangkok tournaments.They included putting a “bubble” in place — like those implemented for the restart of other sports — and requiring players to take virus tests before flying to Bangkok and on arrival.Earlier this month the BWF postponed the showpiece Thomas and Uber Cup after a string of countries withdrew.Topics :last_img read more

Six MMA athletes earn NAC honors

first_img Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Six Maine Maritime Academy athletes were named to the North Atlantic Conference All-academic Team for the winter and spring seasons.Winter season honors went to senior basketball players Ben Russell of Farmington, Kari Jones of Nobleboro, Courtney Dufour of Augusta and Leah Jackson of Dedham.Spring season honors went to senior softball player Ashley Burnett of Danville, N.H., and junior lacrosse player Gavin Cote of Arundel.To be honored, student athletes must have reach junior academic standing, have completed at least two years of varsity competition and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Biocenter_img Fenceviewer Staff Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest Postslast_img read more