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Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus Update: State of emergency extended following today's vote

The bill passed with 137 votes in favor and 53 against in a fast-tracked procedure. Submitted by the justice minister, the bill passed with the required two-thirds of votes.

Lawmakers have today passed a bill aimed at extending a state of emergency and granting the government special powers to take extraordinary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The bill passed with 137 votes in favor and 53 against in a fast-tracked procedure. Submitted by the justice minister, the bill passed with the required two-thirds of votes.

The new legislation will allow the government to take steps that deviate from regulations to ensure people’s health, legal security and economic stability. It will also keep in force measures the government has taken so far.

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

Photo: MTI/Zoltán Máthé