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Coronavirus: Budapest Closed Leisure Hotspots for Weekend, Face Masks Will be Mandatory on Public Transport

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.04.18.

The municipality of Budapest and district governments have decided to close down Margaret and Óbudai Islands and the Római Promenade along the river Danube for the weekend, Mayor Gergely Karácsony said on Facebook on Friday. The mayor also announced that he made face masks will be mandatory for public transport passengers. 

Karácsony said that the popular leisure resorts would be closed for the public between 9am and 8pm, similarly to last weekend, in light of the coronavirus epidemic.

Coronavirus: Karácsony Orders Closure of Margaret Island and Other Leisure Hotspots

Karácsony also announced that passengers using public transport would be obliged to wear masks or cover their face with a scarf, starting on April 27. He noted that the city passed this latter decision following the example of Vienna.

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