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Coronavirus: Curfew Restrictions Observed in Budapest More than in Other Areas, says Operative Board

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.04.20.

The curfew restrictions introduced to fight novel coronavirus have been observed with more discipline in Budapest than in other parts of the country over the weekend, an official said on Monday.

Police took action in the case of 3,945 violations, with 1,738 of them recorded in the past 24 hours, Róbert Kiss, a spokesman of the operational board that coordinates Hungary’s response to the novel coronavirus epidemic, told an online press conference. A total of 816 warnings were issued, 521 fines were imposed and 401 reports filed, he said.

Coronavirus: Curfew Restrictions Take Effect

Compared to weekdays, generally more people disobey the restrictions over weekends but this past weekend there was no need for any police action in Budapest, he said.

In the past 24 hours, home quarantine was ordered for entrants at the border in 750 cases, continuing a decreasing trend, Kiss said.

Commenting on border traffic, he said short delays have been reported in incoming freight traffic at the Csanadpalota crossing with Romania.

As regards epidemic related supplies, Kiss noted that two freight aircraft had arrived in Budapest on Sunday, delivering 22 tonnes of protective gear from Shanghai and Seoul.

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