On 29 April 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Marcali Disaster Recovery Unit of the Somogy County Disaster Recovery Directorate, where he inspected one of the most modern fire departments of Hungary, then held discussions with the head of the Somogy County Disaster Recovery Directorate, Artillery Brigadier General Mr. Antal Wéber. On this occasion, the Ombudsman also reviewed the implementation of the healthcare provisions aimed at halting the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma has launched an ex officio inquiry in relation to the situation having evolved due to COVID-19 infections in nursing homes for the elderly, with a special focus on the enforcement of the fundamental right to life and human dignity.
Ordered in the wake of the corona virus pandemic and in an effort to curb its spread, the state of danger demands extraordinary efforts from all of us, as do compliance with and the enforcement of the lockdown measures and the rules for crossing national borders, all imposed for our benefit. It is essential that in these times of trial, we also dedicate a thought to those professionals who work for our security day after day. We hereby express our gratitude to the officials of the Hungarian Police and to all Hungarian policemen, who have doubled their efforts and endurance in their job in the present circumstances, and who continue to work with the same professional commitment as always, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma underlined on the occasion of the Day of the Police.
On 24 April 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to Foster Home no. 6 of the Child Protection Centre and Territorial Child Protection Service of Veszprém County in Lókút.
The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights has turned to the Minister of State for Public Education in connection with the school-leaving exams in 2020, and put forth proposals regarding, among others, their safe organisation.