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The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the government to order protective clothing for medics from China as a matter of urgency.

DK lawmaker Lajos Oláh said it would be possible for such a shipment to arrive in Hungary before the end of this week.

The epidemic in China is almost over and the country has vast production capacities, he told a press conference on Wednesday, adding that he had talked to the leaders of various Chinese provinces who expressed their readiness to send supplies to Hungary.

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Also, China has respirators available and rapid coronavirus tests, Oláh said. He urged the government not to waste time, adding that Italy and the Czech Republic had already made similar moves.

Oláh said that protective face masks should be made available in pharmacies with price controls in place.

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