The Orbán government will submit to parliament a proposal on extending until Jan 1, 2022 the effect of the law on special legal order in connection with measures to protect the country against the coronavirus pandemic, the Government Information Centre (KTK) said on Tuesday evening.
The extension of the law’s effect is necessary to defend against the pandemic which is still present and because of an increase in the number of infections triggered by the spread of the delta variant of the virus in Hungary and across Europe, KTK said in a statement.
The proposal will soon be submitted to parliament and is expected to be tabled among the first items on the agenda in the autumn, it said.
KTK said that Hungary’s parliament had voted on May 18 to amend the law on the special legal order in connection with protection measures against the pandemic. The legislation contains a sunset clause which is 15 days after the start of the autumn parliamentary session, it said.
In the featured photo illustration: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI