Gergely Gulyás, Head of the Prime Minister's Office, said the current special legal order introduced to curb the spread of the coronavirus will only be retained as long after the third wave of the pandemic “as absolutely necessary”.
According to MTI, Gulyás said other European countries have a lower vaccination rate and the risk of getting infected is “significantly higher”. The Indian variant of the coronavirus had not been detected in Hungary but “there is a chance” that it would, he said. “Therefore the government can lift some restrictions for everybody but some other restrictions for the immunised only,” he added.
Gulyás also noted that parliament this week had created some of the legal conditions for further COVID response measures, adding that lawmakers would later pass a law on ending the special legal order. “We’ve made it possible to uphold the special legal order, which will expire no later than 15 days after the start of the autumn parliamentary session,” Gulyás said. “However, the government intends to end the special legal order before that.”
The minister concluded that an extension to the loan repayment moratorium and the extension of the validity of official documents were two examples of measures that will be included in the law lifting the special legal order.