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DK Calls on Govt to Inform Parlt on Preparations Against Coronavirus

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.01.29.

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) party on Wednesday called on Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler and national chief medical officer Cecília Müller to brief parliament’s welfare committee on preparations against the coronavirus.

Gergely Arató, DK’s deputy group leader, told a press conference that the virus, which emerged in the city of Wuhan in China at the end of December, has been proven to be present in Europe. The Hungarian authorities, however, “have not hastened” to inform the public on preparations, he said.

No Reports of Hungarians Affected by Coronavirus

DK expects information on measures planned at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport, whether there are speed tests available and general practitioners have been duly informed, Arató said.

The government’s earlier, “rather general” information material has failed to reassure the public, Arató said.

Featured photo via Gergely Arató’s Facebook page