Movement Restrictions Continue In Hungary, Mayors May Apply Stricter Rules At Easter

  • 9 Apr 2020 5:19 PM
Movement Restrictions Continue In Hungary, Mayors May Apply Stricter Rules At Easter
PM Orbán has announced that the government is extending indefinitely the restrictions on movement introduced in Hungary two weeks ago to combat the Coronavirus epidemic, saying this extension will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Regarding further restrictions, he said the government decided to give local mayors a special authority to create and introduce additional stricter rules for their area during the Easter period, saying such special rules would only be valid until midnight on Monday.

He also said that before deciding about this extension of movement restrictions, many mayors were consulted, the opinion of the police was sought, and he spoke to epidemiologists and gathered the views of scientists.

They all agreed that the restrictions so far were sensible and successful in slowing down the spread of the epidemic, Viktor Orbán said.

Under the measures introduced last month, people are only allowed to leave their homes to go to work or to run essential errands. The restrictions were originally set to expire on April 11.

In his statement broadcast by public news channel M1, the prime minister called on all people in Hungary to abide by the rules, to avoid group gatherings, to keep their distance in public places, and to look out for the elderly.

"Let's accept that this Easter will be different from what Easter used to be," the prime minister said, asking us all to "take care of each other".

Source and photo credit:
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