Hungary’s central team in charge of coordinating the fight against the coronavirus epidemic has warned residents in the capital to observe restrictions on leaving their homes in order to slow down the spread of the new virus.
Róbert Kiss, a member of the board’s emergency centre and a senior police officer, told an online press conference that “with the advent of warm weather more and more residents tend to violate the rules”, adding that on Sunday alone the police warned 574 violators, imposing 24 fines and launching 16 legal proceedings.
Coronavirus – Chief Medical Officer: Budapest at Risk of Spike in Cases
Allowing free public parking across the country as of Monday serves the goal to reduce the use of public transport in a bid to slow the spread of the virus, the chief medical officer told the same press conference.
The announcement about the measure was made by the prime minister on Sunday.
Cecília Müller welcomed that two of the Covid-19 patients in Budapest’s St László Hospital no longer need to be supported by a respirator.
She noted that novel coronavirus prevails in every region of the country, adding that two-thirds of the confirmed cases have been reported in Budapest and surrounding Pest county.
As regards supplies, she said that 522,000 face masks have been distributed in the health-care sector.
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