The COVID-19 pandemic is a global public health emergency that requires a coordinated and large-scale response by governments worldwide. However, States’ efforts to contain the virus must not be used as a cover to usher in a new era of greatly expanded systems of invasive digital surveillance.
With the progress of the epidemic, it became crucial to change the healthcare protocol, which determines for example who needs to be tested for the coronavirus. Here’s a brief look at how to comply with the new regulations.
Assessment of the proposed law to extend the state of emergency and its constitutional preconditions
A carte blanche mandate for the Hungarian government with no sunset clause is not the panacea to the emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus in Hungary. We need strong rule of law safeguards and proportional and necessary emergency measures, not unlimited government rule by decree that can last beyond the actual epidemic crisis.
The National Centre of Public Health issued a comprehensive protocol at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in Hungary. We made an infographic with the most important details.
We can hear a lot about quarantine with regard to the new coronavirus outbreak (i.e. COVID-19). Whole municipalities have been already locked down by the authorities in China and Italy, but geographical quarantine is not the only epidemiological measure that can be taken by the State during an outbreak. In the present document we will review one by one how the State can limit your everyday life in case of a serious epidemiological situation.