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Coronavirus: 737 Using Home Quarantine Monitoring App, says Operative Board

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.19.

At present, 737 people are using the smartphone app developed to monitor home quarantine cases, a spokesman of the operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the novel coronavirus epidemic said on Tuesday.

Altogether 10,394 people are officially in home quarantine, Róbert Kiss told an online press conference.

As regards travelling to neighbouring countries, Kiss noted that as of today, Croatia no longer restricts entry of European Union citizens to those who own property or a boat in the country. People who have booked accommodation or want to go to attend a family event or receive medical treatment are now also permitted to enter the country, he said.

At the Austrian border, the crossing at Zsira will be open to passenger traffic between 5am and 9pm from Wednesday, Kiss said.

The waiting time for inbound cargo traffic is 3 hours at Röszke and 2 hours at Tompa at the Serbian border, he said.

Answering a question, he said that Romanian citizens returning from western Europe can still use the corridor opened at the early stage of the epidemic.

Featured photo illustration by Péter Komka/MTI