The Hungarian government has submitted a bill to parliament that would reintroduce the “special legal order” in connection with the coronavirus epidemic.
Csaba Dömötör, a state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, said in a video that the special legal order needed to be reintroduced because the virus was spreading widely across Europe, including Hungary. Timely decisions are needed in order to save lives, he said.
The state secretary said the special legal order proved effective during the first wave of the epidemic, allowing Hungary to curb the spread of the virus, adding that the country needed to do the same thing this time.
Dömötör said that other European Union countries had also implemented similar laws. The legal order will remain in effect for a period of 90 days, he said, adding that the government would keep the public and lawmakers updated on its decisions.