Public transport in Budapest will operate at full capacity during school-leaving exams starting in May, Mayor Gergely Karácsony said in a Facebook video message on Monday evening.
The mayor said he had instructed the Budapest Transport Centre (BKK) to assess where and when would greater demand for public transport services be expected during the exams.
Under a recent decision passengers using public transport would be obliged to wear masks or cover their face with a scarf starting on April 27, Karácsony said, adding that the municipality will distribute over 30,000 face masks among pedestrians.
He said that remained however a question
why the government had decided to arrange for the school-leaving exams to begin on May 4, if the prime minister was expecting the coronavirus epidemic to peak at around that time.
As we wrote on Monday, school graduation exams will go ahead but the dates they are taken may be changed if the state of the epidemic justifies doing so, a government education official Zoltán Maruzsa said.
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