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Coronavirus: Opposition Urges Parl’t Probe into Gov’t Measures

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.25.

Parties of the parliamentary opposition have urged that ad-hoc committees should be set up to investigate the government’s coronavirus-related measures.

The proposed three committees should look into government decisions concerning the government’s response to the economic crisis, efforts against the pandemic and coronavirus vaccine purchases, the Democratic Coalition, Jobbik, LMP, Momentum, MSZP (Socialist Party), and Párbeszéd said in a joint statement on Monday.

The allied opposition parties insisted that the government had reacted “badly and extremely late” to challenges posed by the pandemic and the consequent economic problems, and made “a number of ill-advised decisions” impacting health services and the economy.

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The government has “let down” companies and employees, while it “keeps residents in the fog concerning a vaccination schedule”, the statement said. A decision has also been made to buy vaccine from China “amid great public distrust” concerning that product, which is not being licenced with the European Medicine Agency, the document added.

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