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Maximum Fine Triples for Quarantine Rules Violators

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.27.

Lawmakers on Monday approved several changes to Hungary’s rules on quarantine which include increased fines for violators.

The new regulations raise the maximum fine that can be levied for breaches of home quarantine orders from 50,000 forints to 150,000 forints (EUR 410).

The resolution also streamlines rules on the three types of quarantine that can be applied by the authorities. Under the amendment, those entering Hungary from abroad will now be required to immediately begin self-isolation rather than having to wait until an official home quarantine order is issued.

Coronavirus: Párbeszéd Calls for Ban on All Public Events Except Demonstrations
Coronavirus: Párbeszéd Calls for Ban on All Public Events Except Demonstrations

Opposition Párbeszéd on Monday called for a ban on all events held in public areas including private, company and state events. Party group leader Tímea Szabó told an online press conference that her party’s draft resolution also applies to entertainment and cultural events, such as concerts, football matches, exhibitions and circus performances. Szabó called on […]Continue reading

The amendment proposals submitted by the head of the Prime Minister’s Office were approved with 117 votes in favour, 23 against and 19 abstentions.

Featured photo illustration by Péter Komka/MTI