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Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus Update: 218 Hungarians in quarantine in other countries around the world

The majority, 187 Hungarians, have been isolated in Austria, while one person is in quarantine in Germany, and 30 in countries outside Europe.

There are 218 Hungarians in quarantine in other countries due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Tibor Lakatos, head of the Operational Group fighting the outbreak in Hungary, said the majority, 187 Hungarians, have been isolated in Austria, while one person is in quarantine in Germany, and 30 in countries outside Europe.

Lakatos also insisted that Hungary has sufficient medical supplies in terms of both protective equipment and materials.

In his response to a question about possible curfews, Lakatos said that introducing any restrictions required careful consideration, including such aspects as whether those measures could be enforced and whether measures seriously impacting the life of people are in proportion to the hazard. Should epicenters of the infection appear, the movements of people should be restricted in a way that does not compromise local supplies, he added.

Lakatos also said that the current opening restrictions for shops seemed to be sufficient, but if further measures were taken, opening hours may be changed accordingly. “In any extraordinary situation we will ensure supplies for residents,” he pledged.

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email koronavirus@bm.gov.hu