The global outbreak of COVID 19 has not yet affected the construction on metro line 3; demolition work is currently being done on the middle section of the line.
At the beginning of March, the upgrading of the two middle section stations has begun as well as reconstructions of the part between the Kőbánya and Kispest stations. The wall and ceiling coverages have already been torn down, and the structure in the incline is currently being broken down, according to Webrádió.
The reconstruction of the middle section will proceed in July by the closing of the Corvin-quarter and Semmelweis Clinics metro stations, according to plans.
The health of workers is prioritised due the the pandemic. BKV is emphasising the importance of following hygiene rules, as well as the restrictions that come with the epidemic, while the reconstructions are being done. The work is currently territorially fragmented, and in more confined spaces it is well thought out to limit contact as much as possible.
Népszava has reported that the handover of the Népliget and Kőbánya-Kispest section is scheduled for the fall of 2020. Although there have been doubts about being able to keep up with the plans and a handover in the fall of 2021 may be more realistic. BKV hopes to finish the reconstruction of the whole line by the end of 2022.