Gov't to initiate extending pandemic-related state of emergency 

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The government will submit a proposal to Parliament on extending until January 1, 2022 the effect of the legislation on special legal order in connection with measures to protect the country against the coronavirus pandemic, the Government Information Centre (KTK) said on Tuesday evening.

The extension is necessary because the pandemic is still present and the number of infections is increasing in Hungary and across Europe due to the spread of the delta variant of the virus, KTK said in a statement.

The proposal will soon be submitted to Parliament and may be tabled among the first items on the agenda in the fall, it added.

KTK said that Hungary's Parliament voted in May to extend the effect of the law. The legislation contains a sunset clause which is 15 days after the start of the autumn parliamentary session, it said.

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