The government’s introducing tighter restrictions concerning the novel coronavirus epidemic as early as in the next few days “cannot be excluded”, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said.
All shops in Hungary must offer cashless payments from January 1, a government official noted in the daily Magyar Nemzet.
Opposition Socialist MPs have demanded that punishments for crimes involving child pornography should be made more stringent, in the wake of a recent, “unbelievably lenient” ruling.
Five coronavirus infections have been registered in Hungary over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 4,210, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday morning.
President János Áder has written to his Ukrainian and Romanian counterparts complaining about large quantities of plastic bottles and other waste coming into Hungary via the Tisza and Szamos rivers.
Hungary’s defence spending will rise in 2021 to 1.66% of GDP, nearing the 2% spending requirement by NATO from member states, the defence minister said.
Hungary is attracting “a great deal of attention” from global powers like the United States, China and Russia, David Cornstein, the US ambassador to Hungary, said on a radio talk show.
No Covid-19 patient has died in the past 24 hours but the number of registered novel coronavirus infections has risen by six to 4,189, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday morning.
Almost 10,230 families with children who live in Hungary’s smallest communities applied for 54 billion forints (EUR 152.6m) of funding available under a scheme supporting home purchases, renovations and expansions in its first year, according to government commissioner for community development Alpár Gyopáros.
Hungary’s Parliament is reopening its doors to visitors on Tuesday.