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Jun 08, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Hungary’s measures to contain the epidemic are among the most successful in Europe

The justice minister said Hungary has so far avoided a mass outbreak with thousands of fatalities.

 

The justice minister said Hungary’s measures to contain the novel coronavirus epidemic were among the most successful in Europe, and the country has so far avoided a mass outbreak with thousands of fatalities.

Justice Minister Judit Varga briefed the ambassadors of European Union member states in Budapest on the successes of the Hungarian response to the epidemic and on the planned regulations of reopening the country. 

The minister noted that the government had imposed a state of emergency on March 11, averting a mass outbreak. The defense was so effective that as early as May, the government could submit a proposal to end the state of emergency in mid-June. “All this was possible because the government could count on Hungarians’ disciplined cooperation and sacrifice,” she said.

At the same time, preparedness has to be maintained, Minister Varga said, so that the government could continue to take timely and proportionate measures to prevent a further outbreak. “Hungarians always stand together in difficult times, and help each other as one nation,” she said.

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

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