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Dept Mayor: Budapest Not Planning to Cancel Major Events

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.06.

Budapest will not cancel major events due to the new coronavirus outbreak until the operative board coordinating the response makes such a request, Deputy Mayor Kata Tüttő said on Thursday.

Answering a question at a press conference on a different subject, Tüttő noted the city’s operative board, which held a meeting on Thursday, asked companies operating in the city to review their action plans in the case of an epidemic and to inform their employees regularly, she said.

The Budapest operative board does not have the competency to tackle health-care issues or take measures regarding the new virus, she said, adding that it is responsible for maintaining the continuity of public services in the city, she said.

Featured photo illustration via Kata Tüttő’s Facebook page