As to the contents of the law, Áder said the government’s powers were limited to preventing, handling and eliminating the spread of the epidemic, as well as to mitigating its effects.
Parliament still maintains oversight, and the government is obliged to brief lawmakers about measures taken, the statement said, adding that once the epidemic is over, parliament will be responsible for deciding any special measures.
“We all know there are hard weeks ahead of us. Virus protection will remain on parliament’s agenda. So it’s important that everyone exercises restraint. This isn’t the time for political profiteering,” Áder said.