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Coronavirus: Mayors Nationwide Enact Restrictive Measures over Easter

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.04.10.

Mayors nationwide have enacted restrictive measures in Hungary over the Easter holiday.

The measures include closing parks, car parks and hiking trails, curbing the number of visitors to localities and ordering the shuttering of some shops and markets.

In a Thursday decree, the central government authorised mayors to tighten curfew rules from Good Friday to Easter Monday.

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Several mayors have also asked locals to leave their homes only when justified and to postpone any visits elsewhere.

The stricter restrictions have been enacted to prevent certain areas from becoming gathering places, which would speed up the spread of the virus, the head of the operational board responsible for handling the coronavirus epidemic told an online press conference on Friday.

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Another important aspect of the government decree is that local councils can set the rules for market openings with the proviso that over-65s are given an exclusive timeframe for making purchases, Tibor Lakatos said.

Meanwhile, the government is providing the Budapest municipality with protective equipment, Lakatos said. Fully 1,000 protective overalls, 20,000 surgical masks, 10,000 gloves, 50 thermometres and 500 tests were delivered to the mayor’s office on Friday, he said.

Featured photo by Balázs Mohai/MTI 

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