The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Called Immigrants A Biological Threat
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday that the arrival of immigrants in the country should be suspended, because, in his opinion, these people pose a biological threat, the EFE News Agency writes.
"All illegal immigrants who want to enter the country without control not only violate Hungarian laws but also pose a biological threat. This phrase is serious, and I pronounce it carefully," Orban said.
He explained that not all immigrants "can infect us," but some of them may be infected with COVID-19.
"We don't know who is infected," Orban added. Therefore, according to the Hungarian Prime Minister, all arriving in the country should be considered as potential carriers of COVID-19.
"It may seem unfair, but on the other hand, we must think about self-defense, Hungarians can become victims (of the virus)," Orban said.
The Hungarian politician is known for his sharply right-wing political views and even before the pandemic criticized the reception of refugees and illegal migrants.
In Hungary, where approximately 10 million people live, 4.6 thousand cases of infection with the virus were registered during the pandemic, and 602 people died.