Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said all the conditions are in place in the country to treat Covid-19 patients, adding that the country has a sufficient number of hospital beds, staff and enough medical equipment.
In a video on his Facebook page posted after a meeting of the operative board in charge of coronavirus-related measures, PM Orbán noted that the second wave of the epidemic was under way “with strong momentum”. He said hospital capacity is reviewed regularly at operational board meetings in terms of whether there are a sufficient number of beds, doctors and staff, as well as the amount of equipment such as ventilators. The prime minister said additional hospitals set up to handle a surge of patients were available, but for now there was no need to open them.
Touching on another topic, PM Orbán said in an interview with Reuters that the debate on the rule of law was a ruse by some EU member states to put a spanner in the works of certain budgetary and financial plans. Creating a link between the rule of law and the EU financing amounts to an attempt to block the European Council’s policy on the Next Generation EU, he said. “It’s not about the rule of law,” PM Orbán said, but rather about how some countries want to prevent the implementation of a decision made in the summer.
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