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KÁSLER: GOVT HANDLING CORONAVIRUS CHALLENGE APPROPRIATELY

 

The government has made timely preparations to meet the challenges associated with coronavirus, Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler told parliament, adding that no cases of the viral infection have been reported in Hungary. The government set up an operative team on Jan. 31, heeding the advice of the World Health Organisation, Kásler said. The team established protocols for hospitals, rules of prevention and screening, assessed the equipment need for hospitals and has made purchases accordingly, the minister said. Passengers suspected of carrying the virus are being screened at border crossing stations and at Budapest’s international airport, with a focus on people arriving from China, he added. The foreign ministry is in close communication with Hungarians in countries affected by the infection, Kásler said, adding that a group of seven Hungarians was helped return to Hungary and by now they have been released from quarantine.