Today, the state of emergency in Hungary has ended, but at the same time the government has announced the introduction of epidemiological preparedness, and the government decrees on this subject have already been published in the Hungarian Gazette. As of today, the shopping time restrictions for people over the age of 65 has been abolished, but for the time being, wearing a mask on public transport and shops will remain mandatory.
The introduction of epidemiological preparedness is considered as necessary by the government, as the pandemic is not over yet, and the infection can still occur in small clusters. Pandemic preparedness has now been announced by the government for the following six months, and the need to maintain it is reviewed every 3 months.
The shopping time for the elderly has been abolished, but other protection measures will be maintained. Everyone is still required to wear a mask (or to use a scarf or shawl to cover their mouth and nose) when shopping on public transportation and in the store. Exceptions to this are children under the age of 6 years. It is still prohibited to organize musical and dance events with more than 500 participants.
The Operational Group continues to function during the epidemiological preparedness stage as well.