Centrist-liberal Momentum party has suggested that those getting the coronavirus vaccine should receive a one-off HUF 100,000 (EUR 278) payment. Meanwhile, János Bencsik’s center-right Civic Answer Movement would exempt those vaccinated from many of the restrictions.
According to Momentum, life can only go back to normal if people are vaccinated.
Besides blaming the government’s communication and arguing that it spends more on propaganda than what this project would need, party leader András Fekete-Győr added that vaccination is the only solution not only for saving lives, but also for the economic crisis, for the revival of halted sectors, and for the prevention of further job loss.
In addition, former Jobbik MP, now independent lawmaker János Bencsik’s Civic Answer (Polgári Válasz) party wants to provide exemptions from certain restrictions for those vaccinated.
According to the new conservative, but government-critical party’s proposal, those vaccinated should be free to travel without quarantine or testing obligations upon return. They should also be able to organize and attend events without restrictions. Additionally, they should be free from having to quarantine even if they have been in direct contact with a virus carrier.
So far, more than one million Hungarians have registered for the vaccination, and some 71,000 people have been inoculated. All the political parties are on the same page in urging people to be vaccinated.
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