The government should make the use of face masks compulsory in public areas, an MP of the biggest opposition parliamentary fraction Jobbik party said on Tuesday, after a meeting of parliament’s welfare committee.
The government should also ensure a distribution of the protective masks, György László Lukács, a member of the committee, told an online press conference.
He cited government reports according to which Hungary has 86 million face masks in stock.
Lukács further noted local and international experts recommending the use of masks and the extension of coronavirus-related restrictions.
He warned against relaxing restrictions too soon, arguing that “it could cost lives” or the health of many people.
As we wrote yesterday, the conservative opposition Jobbik party is demanding that MPs debate its proposal to cancel school graduation exams this year and offer students grades based on their performance in school.