The Director General of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority decided to cancel all international events hosted by the HAEA in Budapest until 31 October, based on the pandemic situation and the uncertain travel conditions. In this period, official international trips of the HAEA staff are not allowed either.
Billions of people are locked down these days as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, many of them are stuck in self isolation. Taking this into consideration, International Atomic Energy Agency highlighted its free online courses on nuclear related subjects, from basic to advanced.
The regular meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency – with the participation of Hungary as member of the Board since last September - was held in Vienna from 9 to 13 March 2020. Highlights of the meeting included the nuclear safety review, the nuclear technology review of 2020, and Iran among other topics.
The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority continues to carry out its official duties and regulatory work in compliance with the restrictive measures imposed by the Government and the Operational Staff because of the coronavirus situation. The HAEA has set up a Defense Working Committee whose task is to ensure the protection of workers, to continuously monitor government decisions related to the pandemic, and to organize the operation of the HAEA so that the performance of regulatory activities is continuously ensured.
At the beginning of March, the delegation of the Turkish Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NDK) - led by the President, Mr. Dr. Zafer Demircan - paid a visit to Hungary.