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Apr 06, 2020

Coronavirus Update: People must observe restrictions on movement even in hot weather

Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police, said that “with the advent of warm weather more and more residents tend to violate the rules”. He added that on Sunday alone the police issued 574 warnings, imposed 24 fines and launched 16 legal proceedings.

The Operational Group today warned Budapest residents to observe restrictions on leaving their homes in order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police, said that “with the advent of warm weather more and more residents tend to violate the rules”. He added that on Sunday alone the police issued 574 warnings, imposed 24 fines and launched 16 legal proceedings.

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller welcomed that two of the COVID-19 patients in Budapest’s St László Hospital no longer needed aid from a respirator.

Müller noted that novel coronavirus prevails in every region of the country, adding that two-thirds of the confirmed cases have been reported in Budapest and surrounding Pest county.

In regards to supplies, the Chief Medical Officer said 522,000 face masks have been distributed in the healthcare sector.

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