June 19, 2020 / 5:59 AM / 14 days ago

Hungary ready to take steps in case second wave of coronavirus comes: PM Orban

FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gestures during a news conference at the presidential building in Belgrade, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Serbia, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary’s government will take the necessary legal and economic measures to protect lives in case there is a second wave of the novel coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday.

“If there are signs pointing to a second wave (of the virus) coming, we will not hesitate to take the necessary legal and economic steps,” Orban said.

Reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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