May 21st, 2020
Hungary's efforts to combat the novel coronavirus epidemic have been among the most effective in Europe, Gergely Gulyas, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, told a regular press briefing on Thursday. Hungary took similar steps to those implemented by Italy and other western European countries, but at a much earlier stage of the epidemic, which accounts for "the Hungarian numbers being so much better", Gulyas said. Next Tuesday, the government will submit to parliament a proposal to terminate its emergency powers, Gulyas said. It will also propose to parliament that it maintains the state of epidemiological emergency, he said. The operative board coordinating the response will continue its work, he said.