Coronavirus: PM Orbán Reluctant To Close Schools

  • 9 Nov 2020 9:00 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Coronavirus: PM Orbán Reluctant To Close Schools
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán predicted in his regular Friday morning interview that there will be 2,240 coronavirus patients in the intensive care units by November 21, rising to 4,480 by December 10, with a total of 30,000-32,000 coronavirus patients in hospitals.

Regarding possible measures against the coronavirus, he said “We are trying not to close schools for as long as we can.

There are seven weeks left until the winter break; we should stick it out until then”.

Orbán said that the wearing of masks and observance of other rules has improved since last Monday because “people understood that if places don’t follow the rules, we have only one choice: to close them down”.

He also spoke of the 90-day state of emergency to be approved by Parliament, saying there is good news about vaccines, therefore the 90-day deadline is appropriate.

MTI Photo: Zoltán Balogh

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