Health expert Zsombor Kunetz told RTL Híradó that due to increasing Covid-19 infections in Hungary, FFP2-type masks should be mandatory on public transportation and inside stores and shopping malls, and that “political cowardice” on the part of Budapest and government leaders is preventing it from being mandatory.

Kunetz believes that the current situation demands a new mask mandate from the Budapest city government. However, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony believes that local governments do not have the power to enact a mask mandate on their own, and requested the authority to do so 10 days ago from the Hungarian government.

Despite this, the town of Kazincbarcika has decided to implement its own mask mandate, starting today. [via HVG]

By Steven