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Nov 18, 2020

Online news portals Index.hu and HVG are spreading fake news

In their headlines earlier today, media outlets Index and HVG claimed falsely that the government has extended the coronavirus-related restrictive measures currently in force.

In contrast to press reports released by online news portals Index.hu and HVG earlier today, the Hungarian government has not extended the restrictive measures currently in force as they will remain in effect only until 11 December 2020.

The government has, however, extended the state of danger, in line with the decision of the Hungarian Parliament, until February 8, 2021.

The government is therefore asking members of the press to refrain from spreading fake news, and to immediately correct any fake news reports which have already been published.