Protection efforts against the novel coronavirus epidemic have been effective in Hungary and more successful than in many western European countries, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday.
Gergely Gulyás said the special legal order introduced with the state of emergency was lifted after 98 days, and announced that shopping time restrictions were no longer in force.
The special legal order has been much shorter than in the majority of European countries because the government had decided to introduce it in time and taken important restrictive measures in an earlier stage of the epidemic than Italy, Belgium and Spain did, he added.
Immediate and effective response was enabled by a special legal order put in force, as well as by a “national unity” created “in a new development” without support by the opposition, Gergely Gulyás told a press conference.
He said the opposition’s “immoral attacks” against staff working on protection, smear-campaigns to discredit Hungary abroad and the circulation of “fake videos” have all been morally unacceptable and degrading acts.
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