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Apr 22, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Budapest residents to wear face masks on public transport, in shops, markets and taxis

People using public transport, shops, markets and taxis in Budapest will be mandated to wear face masks.

People using shops, markets and taxis in Budapest will be mandated to wear face masks or otherwise cover their faces as part of the protection efforts against the coronavirus epidemic.

The Budapest local authority had earlier ordered passengers of public transport to wear masks from Monday. International experience shows that neglecting face covers in enclosed spaces enhances the danger of being infected.

The Budapest public transport authority BKK is distributing 60,000 face masks to passengers. The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid is joining the campaign and will give out a further 30,000 masks.

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