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May 28, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Law on epidemiological preparedness contains clearly established rules

Gergely Gulyás, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office, has said Hungary has managed to control the spread of the coronavirus, and is one of the few countries where large-scale illnesses did not occur.

 

Gergely Gulyás, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office, has said Hungary has managed to control the spread of the coronavirus, and is one of the few countries where large-scale illnesses did not occur.

Gulyás also said that the now-submitted law on epidemiological preparedness contains clearly established rules for people to follow. He added that there is a possibility that the special legal order [state of emergency] will be lifted, but the country must stay prepared. Because of this, many regulations remain in force, such as the separate purchase time for the elderly and the prohibition of holding mass events, especially in indoor venues.

Touching upon the redesigned budget for 2021, the minister said it will serve “for economic protection while maintaining epidemiological control”, adding that it is still unknown what impact the epidemic will have on this year’s economic performance. “Not only human bodies, but also jobs have been attacked by the virus […], thus it’s important to have a large epidemiological and economic protection fund in the budget as well,” he 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