A body established by the government to manage measures against infection by the coronavirus has drafted an action plan.
The 28-point action plan, sent to MTI by the Interior Ministry late Friday, directs the police to scrutinise people entering the country from China as well as those who travelled in China in the previous 14 days or who came into contact with people infected with the coronavirus.
It also instructs the police to start using heat cameras and buy or rent more of the devices.
The action plan tasks the National Public Health Centre with setting up a toll-free telephone number for information on the virus and procuring the necessary healthcare supplies. The centre must also outfit border crossing staff with protective clothing and set up disinfection stations.
The centre and the country’s chief medical officer must devise a procedure for protecting against infection from the coronavirus and communicate that procedure to affected healthcare workers, especially those close to border crossings.
Stocks of medical supplies must be inventoried to ensure sufficient volume and quality, and laboratory capacity must also be reviewed.
Conditions for examining university students returning from abroad must be established.
The body managing Hungary’s response to the threat is to be informed of measures being taken in other European Union member states on a daily basis.
The body will closely monitor the situation and take additional steps if necessary.