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Mar 13, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Two Iranian students expelled from Hungary for violating quarantine rules

Two Iranian students have been expelled from Hungary for violating quarantine rules and behaving aggressively toward nurses.

The National Directorate General of Aliens Policing has ordered the expulsion of two Iranian nationals with Hungarian student status from Hungary and the European Union by deportation.

The two students left quarantine without permission and without protective clothing, at the National Institute of Hematology and Infectology of South Pest Hospital, and did not return despite repeated calls to stay inside the quarantine zone.

The students expressed dissatisfaction, acted aggressively toward healthcare personnel and did not comply with their instructions.

Execution of the expulsion order has been suspended until the necessary procedures can be put in place, and a mandatory residence has been designated for them until the order can be carried out.

At the same time, the National Directorate General of Aliens Policing issued a three-year ban on the two 23-year-old men returning or staying in Hungary.

Budapest Police Headquarters said it will prosecute any foreigners who violate quarantine rules. Out of the coronavirus cases diagnosed in Hungary so far, nine are Iranian nationals.

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 under koronavirus@bm.gov.hu