A new phase of protective measures against the novel coronavirus will begin from Monday, the spokesman for the operative board in charge of coordinating the response to the epidemic said on Sunday.
Curfew measures and shop restrictions will remain in place in Budapest and in Pest County but will be eased in the rest of the country, where it will be possible to open and visit all shops, outdoor baths, museums and zoos, Róbert Kiss told an online press conference. He added that using a face mask or a scarf will be compulsory in shops and in public transport.
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Answering a question, Kiss said Hungarian police are prepared to enforce the observation of new rules and will take action if needed.
Passengers arriving at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport, which saw the relaunch of some flights, will undergo a compulsory medical test upon arrival, Kiss said. Depending on the test’s result, they may be taken to hospital quarantine or ordered to stay in home quarantine for 14 days.
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In Hungary, there are currently 10,786 people in home quarantine, he said.
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The number of patients confirmed to have contracted the new coronavirus in Hungary has increased by 56 to 2,998 in the last 24 hours, with another 5 new deaths reported, according to koronavirus.gov.hu, the official government information website for the epidemic.
featured photo: Róbert Kiss, spokesman of the operative board (Gergely Botár/MTI/kormany.hu)