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World Budapest residents drink spritzer by the Danube as COVID rules ease

19:20  24 april  2021
19:20  24 april  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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By Marton Dunai and Krisztina Fenyo

a group of people sitting at a table: Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a restaurant after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces in Budapest © Reuters/BERNADETT SZABO Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a restaurant after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces in Budapest

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Budapest residents and a few tourists flocked to cafes lining the River Danube on Saturday for a drink outside in the sun,

after the government decided that having vaccinated more than a third of the population it was time to lift some restrictions.

Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a restaurant after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces in Budapest © Reuters/BERNADETT SZABO Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a restaurant after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces in Budapest

"We have been waiting for this moment when we can sit out again on a nice sunny day and have a drink for more than six months," said local woman Bernadett. "This is fantastic."

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Next week restaurants are set to reopen indoors.

Some remain worried however, as Hungary has racked up the world's highest number of deaths per capita in the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University, and has also had to endure two long lockdowns and a deep recession last year.

a group of people sitting at a table in front of a building: Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a restaurant after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces in Budapest © Reuters/BERNADETT SZABO Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a restaurant after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces in Budapest

The central European country of 10 million has recorded more than 26,000 deaths and still has thousands in hospital and hundreds on ventilators.

Another Budapest resident, who gave her name as Bori, said she is eager to socialise but worried about the consequences.

"I think for the time being it is not a good idea (to open), I would have waited with this," she said. "Unfortunately this is what we have."

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The hospitality sector, which accounts for more than 10% of the country's GDP, has been reeling under the pressure of lockdowns and having a full summer season ahead may save some businesses from going bankrupt.

a group of people on a sidewalk: Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a bistro after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces in Budapest © Reuters/BERNADETT SZABO Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a bistro after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces in Budapest

Daniel Toos, who manages Kabin, a hip cafe in a leafy park under a railway bridge by the Danube, said he had struggled to find employees as people were wary of returning to the hospitality sector.

a group of people sitting on a boat: Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a restaurant after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces in Budapest © Reuters/BERNADETT SZABO Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a restaurant after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces in Budapest

He added it had made him very happy to finally set out the outdoor tables and chairs.

"Getting back together with my colleagues is like a class reunion, we greet each other happily as if after a school break. We think back of last summer and breathe a sigh of relief."

(Reporting by Marton Dunai @mdunai; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

Hungary reopens spas, zoos and gyms to those with proof of vaccination .
Hungary reopens spas, zoos and gyms to those with proof of vaccination are hotels, spas, indoor restaurants, theatres, cinemas, gyms, sports venues, swimming pools and museums. © Reuters/BERNADETT SZABO A woman relaxes at the Szechenyi thermal bath as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions are eased in Budapest Budapest Zoo has also reopened with a new attraction to greet visitors -- a baby elephant born a week ago. Szechenyi Baths customers were able to enter after a temperature check and are obliged to wear masks except inside the pools, steam rooms and saunas.

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