A total of 1,793,000 people have returned the government’s National Consultation questionnaire related to coronavirus measures, Csaba Dömötör, a state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, said on Saturday.
The survey is the second most successful the Hungarian government has conducted to tap public opinion, Dömötör said in a video message posted on the government’s Facebook page.
Thanking respondents, he said “each and every [response] will strengthen cooperation” to suppress the coronavirus epidemic.
“We sorely need this because the second wave is already upon us. We must prepare for a protracted fight against the virus, and it is good to know which are the most important points Hungarians agree on,” Dömötör said.
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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced the launch of the survey in May to gauge the public’s opinion on a range of issues connected with the novel coronavirus epidemic and measures to restart the economy.
In the featured photo: state secretary Csaba Dömötör. Photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI