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This is what Atlatszo reported last week

Leaked ministerial instruction raises concerns about medical supplies in Hungarian hospitals

Protective equipment and COVID tests were ordered by the Semmelweis University of Medicine responsible for hospitals in Budapest for € 8.3 million. The procurement was carried out under an accelerated procurement procedure and the winning company was the same as in similar previous public procurements. Despite major purchases of masks, disinfectants and protective clothing, announced by the government, a leaked document suggests that the supplies available for healthcare workers are very limited.

Leaked document: Budapest Government Office in a hurry to collect data for COVID-19 mobilization

According to a leaked document the Budapest Government Office only recently began to look at the number of people  who could help in hospitals in the event of a health emergency. For the time being, it seems that those belonging to groups at risk could also be mobilised in such a situation. Hasty requests for information through the government office indicate there might be chaos in the state apparatus.

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This is what is going on in Hungary

Reuters: Hungary Prolongs Coronavirus Lockdown Indefinitely as Infections Near 1,000
Hungary has prolonged a nationwide lockdown indefinitely to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday, asking citizens to observe the order despite the Easter holiday.

Euronews: Is Hungary dumping democracy amid coronavirus crisis?
If Hungary is not explicitly condemned, sanctioned even, it throws up a question: if the European Union will not act now, when would it?

CNN: Hungarian leader's outrageous power grab
In the span of just a few days, autocrats around the world, using the cover of the Covid-19 outbreak, have reached for shockingly devious powers to take on extraordinary new powers.

Reuters: Hungary, eager for loan, wants to classify details of Budapest-Belgrade Chinese rail project
The project, part of Beijing’s One Belt, One Road initiative intended to open new foreign trade links for Chinese firms, has been stalled for years.
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