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Mar 22, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Police checking people entering Hungary and those instructed to stay in compulsory home quarantine

Tibor Lakatos, head of the duty center of the Operational Group responsible for the containment of the coronavirus infection, said border controls are ongoing in the interest of containing the epidemic.

At a press conference held on Sunday, Tibor Lakatos, head of the duty center of the Operational Group responsible for the containment of the coronavirus infection, said border controls are ongoing in the interest of containing the epidemic.

So far, 3,945 people are in compulsory home quarantine who have been checked more than 19,000 times in total; 84 people have been prosecuted, onsite fines have been imposed on 18 people, and another two individuals have been cautioned.

Regarding the restriction on the opening hours of shops, he said they have pressed charges in 24 instances, imposed onsite fines in 12 cases and have cautioned three people.

Passenger and cargo traffic entering Hungary is uninterrupted. In the exit directions, delays are expected in passenger traffic at Nagylak, Csanádpalota and Csengersima, and in cargo traffic at Röszke, Nagylak and Csanádpalota.

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