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May 25, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Cultural Council reviews impact of epidemic on Hungary’s cultural institutions

The National Cultural Council held a session on Saturday at the PM's offices in the Castle District to review the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on Hungary’s cultural institutions.

 

At Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s invitation the National Cultural Council held a session on Saturday at the PM's offices in the Castle District to review the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on Hungary’s cultural institutions.

The Council, headed by Hungarian Academy of Arts chair György Vashegyi and comprising the leaders of 17 institutions of culture, established that Hungary has started the return to normal life, but acknowledged that experts’ warnings that the danger has not passed must be heeded.

PM Orbán said Hungary has won its first battle against the virus, concluding the first phase of prevention, but added that social distancing and stepped up hygiene must be continued. Participants at the meeting also discussed the council’s budget for next year and its working schedule.

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email koronavirus@bm.gov.hu