Speaking at his regular press conference, Gergely Gulyás said that government measures taken in a state of emergency would expire in 15 days, and extending them again for another 15 days “would strip parliament of its powers”.
The government, therefore, asks the operators of universities and schools to order continued closure of those institutions till parliament’s decision next week, Gulyás said, and suggested that kindergartens and creches should also be closed down.
Gulyás: Budget resources in place to finance efforts against virus
Gergely Gulyás said that the situation in Hungary was not nearly as bad as in most countries of Europe because the government had taken all necessary measures much earlier. He added, however, that the number of those infected could increase in leaps and bounds in the next days and weeks. He said that all conditions were in place to control the epidemic and the health care system was prepared to handle “the highest possible number” of patients.
Gulyás said that leaders of the European Union would meet in a teleconference on Thursday. He added that “Brussels’ plans are the least favourable for Hungary” because the EU has proposed to make it easier for members to access bid moneys, and Hungary has tied up nearly all funds allocated to the country.
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