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Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Calls for parliament to pass the government’s proposal to extend the state of emergency

Group leader Máté Kocsis urged parliament to confirm the government’s measures taken so far and to authorize the government to take further steps.

Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, has called on parliament to pass the government’s proposal to extend the state of emergency with regard to the novel coronavirus epidemic.

According to MTI, the minister was joined by other prominent figures in a joint message posted on Facebook yesterday.

Group leader Máté Kocsis urged parliament to confirm the government’s measures taken so far and to authorize the government to take further steps.

Concerning measures so far, Gulyás said that the government had ordered a moratorium on loan payments, it closed schools and banned public gatherings. It has exempted employers in ailing sectors from paying labor and employees from paying social and healthcare contributions.

Gulyás added that the government is also working to protect jobs, and has closed down Hungary’s borders. Kocsis asked all other parties to support that parliament should discuss the bill today and vote for it tomorrow.

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