A state of emergency in Hungary: Orban is Corona-special powers

The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, has issued, with effect from Thursday its controversial special powers to combat the Corona pandemic. With a governm

A state of emergency in Hungary: Orban is Corona-special powers

The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, has issued, with effect from Thursday its controversial special powers to combat the Corona pandemic. With a government decree, the right of national politicians picked up on Wednesday just before midnight, the corona-related risk of a state of emergency he had imposed in mid-March. So a law was in effect, passed by Parliament on Tuesday, and which uses the so-called Corona-law.

This law by the end of March, had equipped the Hungarian head of government with comprehensive and original time-unlimited special powers. Orbán, the tendency to an authoritarian style of government, had received at home and abroad a lot of criticism.

in the night of Thursday, several of Orbán subscribed the decrees, the rules made the handling of the pandemic after the repeal of the special powers are published in the Hungarian official journal. Instead of the danger of a state of emergency, a so-called pandemic preparedness is now in Hungary. So, a mask is mandatory in public transport and shops there is still.

In the indoor areas of restaurants must protect the personnel with a mask. Events with more than 500 participants continue to be prohibited. The former regime, which put the shopping times for the seniors festival, is omitted, however. People over the age of 65 was reserved in the transactions, the time between nine and twelve o'clock.

Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 04:19

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