The coronavirus started spreading in 2019. Since then, states in each country took various precautions to curb the spread of the virus. The vaccine stopped the virus for a while. However, the emergence of new viral mutations is once again causing the pandemic to spread. Mandatory mask-wearing has re-emerged in Hungary.
First of all, Gergely Gulyás spoke about the new measures at the government information on Thursday. Later, the official legislation appeared in the Hungarian Gazette.
The measures will take effect throughout Hungary from 1 November.
Napi.hu collected the most important information. From November, wearing masks is mandatory:
People should wear a mask that completely covers the nose and mouth.
Anyone who does not follow the rules can be excluded from public transportation. Under the new rules, employers may also require employees of non-state and municipal companies and organisations to be vaccinated. In the absence of vaccination, employers may send employees on unpaid leave.
Gergely Karácsony, the Mayor of Budapest, announced the latest measures on Facebook. In the Hungarian capital, even stricter measures will be introduced, writes portfolio.hu.
It is mandatory to wear a mask in theatres, cinemas, and libraries.
In these places, the Hungarian capital’s leadership has the legal option of introducing mandatory mask-wearing. Mask-wearing refers to the interiors of the places listed above. Karácsony is also negotiating with the Hungarian government to order the general use of masks indoors due to worsening coronavirus data.
The Mayor of Budapest added that negotiations with the companies and institutions of the Budapest Municipality will begin. Employee representatives are also involved in the negotiations. The main topic of discussion will be which jobs in the public service will require vaccination against the coronavirus. According to Karácsony, such positions could be, for example, those working in a nursing home.
Source: napi.hu, portfolio.hu