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Coronavirus: Hungary Suspends Migrant Entry to Transit Zone for Foreseeable Future

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.02.

Hungary is suspending the admission of illegal migrants into the transit zone on the country’s southern border for the foreseeable future given “a link between the new coronavirus and migration”, the PM’s domestic security advisor said on Sunday.

György Bakondi told a news conference that most illegal migrants came from or through Iran, which is a focal point of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Tibor Lakatos, head of the operative board’s emergency centre, said no one in Hungary has been certified to be carrying the new virus.

featured image: illustration; via MTI