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Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus Update: PM Orbán asks Secretary-General of the COE not to hinder Hungary’s efforts to contain the coronavirus epidemic

“If you are unable to help us in the current crisis, I ask you to at least refrain from hindering our efforts,” PM Orbán said.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has asked Marija Pejcinovic Buric, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, not to hinder Hungary’s efforts to contain the novel coronavirus epidemic.

According to MTI, the secretary-general criticized Hungary’s legislation concerning the coronavirus-related state of emergency on Tuesday.

In a letter, PM Orbán asked the secretary-general to study the exact text of the related bill submitted to parliament, and examine the corresponding legal practice of other nations.

“If you are unable to help us in the current crisis, I ask you to at least refrain from hindering our efforts,” PM Orbán 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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