A dancer is rehearsing in self-imposed quarantine on 26 March 2020.
The curfew entering into effect on March 28 in response to the novel coronavirus epidemic aims to “separate the most vulnerable elderly population from young people in a bearable way”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview to public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hungary has reached 343 by Saturday (28th March).
Hungary’s chief medical officer has issued a decree banning with immediate effect all civilian passenger transport by air, rail or bus into Hungary, as well as the entry of non-Hungarian citizens into the country.
Hungary’s police force is ready to fulfil its duties concerning the curfew restrictions entering into effect from Saturday, the operative board coordinating the response to the novel coronavirus epidemic said.
The Hungarian government has appealed to the European Commission to grant VAT exemption for imports of face masks, respirators and other equipment of protection against the novel coronavirus, State Secretary Norbert Izer told MTI- He added that the exemption would only apply to appliances to be distributed free of charge.
More than two-thirds of Hungarians support the government bill submitted to parliament on coronavirus protection and extending the state of emergency, according to a survey by the Századvég Foundation.
The National Bank of Hungary (NBH) projects Hungary’s economy will expand more slowly this year because of measures to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, but it will maintain its growth advantage over countries in the euro zone.
It has been announced today (27th March) that Boris Johnson, British PM, is also infected.
The new government measures covering the whole country will come into effect between March 28 and April 11.