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Coronavirus: National Cultural Council Meets in PM’s Office

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.23.

The National Cultural Council held a session on Saturday at Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s offices in the Castle District, at his invitation, to review the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on Hungary’s cultural institutions, the PM’s press chief said.

The Council, headed by Hungarian Academy of Arts chair György Vashegyi and comprising the leaders of 17 institutions of culture, established that Hungary has started the return to normal life, but acknowledged that experts’ warnings that the danger has not passed must be heeded.

Orbán said Hungary has won its first battle against the virus, concluding the first phase of prevention, but added that social distancing and stepped up hygiene must be continued.

Participants at the meeting also discussed the council’s budget for next year and its working schedule.

Featured photo by Zoltán Fischer/MTI