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Aug 31, 2020

PM Orbán: Reining in the second wave of the epidemic called for “serious measures” in Hungary

The prime minister said that stricter border controls were primarily aimed at preventing the virus from being imported from other countries, and added that “we are still in time”.

 

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said the border control action group within the national board coordinating efforts against the coronavirus pandemic reviewed technical details of newly introduced “strict border protection measures”.

In a message posted on Facebook on Saturday morning, PM Orbán warned that reining in the second wave of the epidemic called for “serious measures” in Hungary, adding that “if we cooperate as we did during the first wave, we will be able to stop the second,” which is “knocking on the door”.

The Hungarian government has decided to close borders to foreigners starting on September 1, re-introducing the border protection measures in force during the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic.

The prime minister said that the measures were primarily aimed at preventing the virus from being imported from other countries, and added that “we are still in time”.