The defense ministry has confirmed that army teams are being deployed to help 84 strategic companies in connection with the novel coronavirus.
Romulusz Ruszin, the head of the defense minister’s secretariat, said the teams have already been despatched to 71 companies, vital in producing oxygen and supplying food.
Ruszin said the most important aspect when selecting which companies to deploy the teams to the question was to ensure continued supplies to the public.
The defense ministry said that the additional 13 companies are in the telecom, food, pharmaceutical and gas supply sectors. They include Magyar Telekom, food retailers Tesco-Global, CBA, Spar and Coop, drug makers Egis, Sanofi, Richter and TEVA, and gas companies.
Defense Minister Tibor Benkő announced on March 19 that the military would send “steering forces” to work with the country’s strategic companies.
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