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Coronavirus: Authorities Register 47 Restriction Violations

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.20.

Hungarian authorities have so far launched proceedings in 47 cases concerning violations of restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the head of the emergency centre set up by the operative board coordinating the epidemic response said on Friday.

Of those cases, 12 involved threats of public endangerment, 8 were related to fraud and 7 were violations of the emergency measures introduced to combat the epidemic, Tibor Lakatos told a press conference. The authorities have interviewed 22 suspects so far, he added.

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He said there had also been a significant number of home quarantine violations. So far, the authorities have placed 3,506 people in home quarantine and have registered 69 violations, Lakatos said. Several businesses have also violated the restrictions imposed on the trade sector.

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