This really interesting article is from Human Rights Watch by Lydia Gall:
Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary has chosen to use the global coronavirus epidemic to fuel xenophobic and anti-migrant rhetoric rather than to focus on developing an actionable plan to deal with it.
As of March 18, Hungary had registered 73 cases of COVID-19, including nine Iranians, students, and their family members.
As the virus begins to circle the globe, it’s no longer possible to imagine controlling it at the borders. What is critical is for countries to be prepared to stop or at least slow its rapid spread and protect vulnerable people. My current research into hospital-acquired infections in Hungary makes me seriously question whether the nation’s mismanaged, underfunded, and understaffed public health care system is equipped to handle a coronavirus outbreak.
Read the full article here.