In his first interview after lifting the state of emergency, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said today that if the coronavirus epidemic returns, we will not hesitate to take the necessary legal and economic steps in order to save people’s lives.
During his regular slot on Kossuth Radio this morning, PM Orbán added that "it must be considered a great achievement to save the lives of tens of thousands of people in Hungary, and in the meantime it must be borne in mind that this success was the result of discipline and cooperation."
The prime minister also recalled that the Hungarian healthcare system performed better than those in Western European countries. “We can celebrate now, but we should be prepared that since there is no vaccine, the epidemic could return,” he said. “If the epidemic returns, we will not hesitate to take the necessary legal and economic steps, in order to save people’s lives," he added.
PM Orbán also said that the current epidemiological preparedness in force means “that the powers of the chief medical officer are strengthened, the necessary protective equipment is available, and the warehouses are full."