PM Orbán Urges Self-Isolation With Coronavirus Symptoms

  • 8 Aug 2020 8:17 AM
  • Hungary Matters
PM Orbán Urges Self-Isolation With Coronavirus Symptoms
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a radio interview urged those displaying symptoms of Covid-19 to self-isolate, adding that no form of defence against the virus can succeed without voluntary participation from the public.

Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió that it was primarily “a country’s level of intelligence, rather than measures enacted by the government” that determined the quality of the country’s response to the virus.

Recent coronavirus clusters identified in Pápa, western Hungary, and Mezőkövesd in the northeast emerged because people with coughs and fevers went to places where many others gathered, the prime minister said.

The operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the epidemic is constantly at work and soon the special unit investigating coronavirus clusters will be seen isolating any groups that may be infected, Orbán said.

The prime minister underlined the importance of the government’s National Consultation survey launched in connection with the novel coronavirus epidemic and rebooting the economy, saying it would help the government enact measures that are supported by the people.

So far, more than 1.4 million people have filled out the survey, Orbán said, adding that this was “a very high number” considering how many people go on holiday this time of year.

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