A spokesman of the national police force said more than 460 Hungarians seeking entry at the Schengen borders with Austria and Slovenia have been ordered to be placed in isolation since border controls was reintroduced three days ago.
Since Thursday, a total of 32,681 people have been checked at the borders and 427 foreign nationals have been denied entry, Kristóf Gál told public news channel M1.
Controls at the Schengen borders include inquiry into the prior whereabouts and personal contacts of those seeking entry, he said. Foreign nationals arriving from areas affected by the new coronavirus are banned from entering Hungary while Hungarian nationals undergo screening and may be placed in hospital isolation or be ordered to stay in home isolation, said Gál.
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