Opposition parties slam government over ‘collapse’ of vaccination scheme

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) and LMP parties have slammed the government for "a collapse" of the national vaccination drive and "continued unpreparedness" for handling the coronavirus crisis.

Balazs Barkoczi, DK’s spokesman, told an online press conference that “overall confusion” surrounded mass inoculations planned for the weekend with mishaps in the system of calling in people for getting their jabs.

“These included cases when people vaccinated already were called again for inoculation or some summoned to vaccination points far away from their homes,” he said, adding that the prime minister had admitted to the failure in his morning radio interview.

DK demands an explanation and that the prime minister should name officials responsible for the “chaos”, Barkoczi said.

Mate Kanasz-Nagy, LMP’s co-leader, told an online press conference that the only subject the prime minister failed to discuss in his Friday radio interview was “how the country will operate from Monday on”.

“The fact that sufficient contact tracing and testing are still not in place show how unprepared the government is to handle the pandemic and the crisis going with it,” he said.

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