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Fidesz: Left Remain Unreliable in Fight against Epidemic

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.18.

Hungary’s left-wing opposition has again demonstrated that it cannot be relied on in the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic, the communications director of ruling Fidesz said on Friday.

István Hollik told a press conference that politicians of the opposition Democratic Coalition and the Socialists were participating in “spreading fake news” about hospitals not having enough ventilators or staff trained to use them.

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“While the entire left wing is busy hindering protection efforts against the epidemic and spreading fake news, thousands of epidemiological, health and law enforcement experts have been working to prepare the health-care system for a second wave of the epidemic and making sure that all personnel and material conditions are set to provide the necessary hospital services to those in need,” he said.

The left wing has been continually attacking the government’s protective measures and refused to approve in parliament the financial resources necessary to pay for them, he added. Considering that the government cannot rely on the left wing, it is all the more important that Fidesz and the Christian Democrats give all the support they can, he added.

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