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Coronavirus: DK Demands Release of Infection Data, Forecasts, Planned Measures

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.02.

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the government to release details of new coronavirus infection cases and forecasts, as well as planned measures affecting the public.

“The government must publish details on where exactly the new cases have been identified and if there are epicentres of the epidemic in Hungary,” the party’s spokesman, Balázs Barkóczi, told an online press conference on Wednesday.

“We also demand the government announces what further measures it plans and whether those include school closures and the emptying of hospitals,” he said.

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Barkóczi said that as a second wave got under way in Hungary, the public still knew nothing about what they might face in the coming weeks.

He said the public health authority (NNK) projected an increase in the number of infections, based on tests of sewage, whereas chief epidemiologist János Szlávik, referring to the same tests, said “a serious wave cannot be expected”.

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Barkóczi also complained that the government had banned entry by all foreign nationals one day while granting certain exemptions the next.

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