Magyar Hang reports that united political opposition leader Péter Márki-Zay, who is also the current mayor of Hódmezővásárhely, would not be introducing coronavirus vaccine requirements for municipal workers in the town. The mayor came to this decision together with his staff working on the issue.
The mayor told the news site that he considers protection against the epidemic to be a responsibility of the individual on the one hand, and the role of the government on the other.
The Hungarian government has given local municipalities the power to decide whether or not to introduce vaccine requirements for their employees, but at the moment only two municipal bodies have announced such a mandate: District XII and District XVI in Budapest, both led by politicians from the Fidesz-KDNP ruling parties.
In addition, the capital’s municipality, headed by Mayor Gergely Karácsony, made the vaccine compulsory for employees of residential social institutions, but not for all city employees.