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Coronavirus: Hungary to Introduce Electronic Home Quarantine Monitoring System

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.05.

Under a new government decree, compliance with home quarantine rules can be monitored electronically for those who agree to it, a spokesman of the operative board in charge of coordinating the response to the novel coronavirus epidemic said on Tuesday.

The system has proven effective in other countries and will soon be introduced in Hungary as well, Róbert Kiss told an online press conference.

On another subject, he said that since Monday, transit routes across the country had been open to freight trucks between 8 pm to noon the following day.

Meanwhile, Kiss said the authorities have so far launched 83 legal proceedings on suspicion of spreading rumours in connection with the epidemic. A total of 98 proceedings have been filed on suspicion of fraud, 26 of endangering the public and 19 of violating epidemiology rules, he added.

In the featured photo illustration: an electronic device on a Hong Kong resident monitoring compliance with home quarantine rules. Photo by MTI/EPA/Jerome Favre