Coronavirus: Restrictions In Hungary To Be Extended Until 3 May

  • 23 Apr 2020 2:11 PM
Coronavirus: Restrictions In Hungary To Be Extended Until 3 May
The government is extending the time-frame of restrictions on movement introduced to combat the novel coronavirus epidemic until May 3, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday.

In the meantime, the government will prepare a new set of regulations aimed at guaranteeing the protection of the most vulnerable elderly population and major cities, Gergely Gulyás told a regular online press briefing.

These new rules will be on the cabinet’s agenda next Wednesday, he added. Meanwhile, Gulyás said the government believes it is “too early” to start easing certain restrictions as other countries have, such as sending children back to school.

However, the health-care sector is now at a level of preparedness that will allow for a gradual reopening of the economy under a strict schedule, he added.

In line with another government decision, the country’s elderly care homes are being disinfected by the army, Gulyás said.

Safe conditions for school-leaving exams ensured

All conditions are in place for starting the school-leaving exams safely, strictly in written form, on May 4, Gulyás said. Organising the exams is not a matter of prestige or politics, but a professional issue, he told a regular online press conference.

This is why the government has authorised Zoltán Maruzsa, the public education state secretary, to hold consultations with every side including the parent and student organisations, as well as relevant trade unions, he said.

The state secretary has also been authorised to make a decision on moving the date of the exams by two or three weeks if necessary, he added.


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