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Apr 27, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Police take action against curfew violators in record high numbers

Police had to act a record 1,905 times against violators of curfew restrictions this weekend.

 

Police had to act a record 1,905 times against violators of curfew restrictions this weekend.

Tibor Lakatos, the head of the emergency center of the operative board that coordinates the response to the epidemic, said the virus is transmitting slower than originally expected but “we must not be irresponsible.”

In addition to the central government restrictions, regulations introduced by local mayors at the weekend must also be observed. These serve to prevent group gatherings in public places and to limit the use of public transport.

Lakatos said the epidemic is far from over but some restrictions may soon be eased in a cautious and gradual manner, adding that the rate of virus transmission and the number of patients in a serious condition would be the main factors in determining any easing of restrictions.

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