Coronavirus: The Mayor of Debrecen Announces Management Strategy

On Wednesday, the government ordered an extraordinary legal order and emergency for the whole country because of the coronavirus. Four countries – Italy, China, South Korea, and Iran – are subject to a ban on entry for non-Hungarian nationals.

Across the country, including in Debrecen, the kindergartens and nurseries will continue the education, while universities can only continue their operations via distance learning.

Mayor László Papp pointed out that the purpose of urban measures is to prevent the spread of the epidemic. In Debrecen, the operation of urban public services, health care, security, and commercial services is unhindered, and there is as yet no need to change this.

Many Locations Are Closed and Many Events Are Canceled

The Thermal Bath will not accept visitors for the next period, while the Aquaticum Mediterranean Adventure Bath, which is currently undergoing maintenance, will not open for an indefinite period after completion of the works, after 20 March. The public service of the Debrecen Sports Pool is also suspended.

The Csokonai Theater and the Vojtina Puppet Theater have also announced that they will suspend performances.

Several programs of the Spring Festival, including the concert of Alma Ensemble, the Magashegyi Underground and the Szabó Balázs Band are canceled. Tickets will be redeemed only at the point of purchase until April 30, but no redemption is possible after the deadline.

In addition to the Spring Festival, the festival “Deszka” will also be canceled, as well as the festival of the International Military Orchestra in the summer and the Bartók Choir Competition will not be held.

Although the Debrecen Cultural Center, (Debreceni Művelődési Központ), the Youth House (Ifjúsági Ház), the Modem, the Déri Museum, and the Agora Science Adventure Center are open, there will be no events or programs.

Apollo Cinema suspends screenings in all three of its rooms from March 12. Tickets will be redeemed by March 20 at the cinema ticket office.

Tickets for later programs, such as Wine and Jazz Days, the Debrecen Flower Carnival, and for the programs of the Great Forest Open-Air Theater will be carried out as planned.