Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced new restrictions on Wednesday, including expanding the use of the mask to other public places and closing bars and restaurants early in an attempt to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
“We won the fight against the first wave and now we have to face the second,” he said in a message posted on his Facebook social network account, defending the authorities’ ability to deal with the situation .
For example, it has been shown that the use of the mask, which previously had to be used in shops and public transport, will be mandatory in cinemas, theaters, health centers and public offices, while maintaining the ban on visits to hospitals and dormitories.
Orban has also highlighted that restaurants and bars have to close their doors at 23:00 (local time) and asked the population to respect these measures to care for the elderly and sick, as reported by the Hungarian newspaper ‘Magyar’ Hirlap ‘.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, Hungarian authorities have confirmed 14,460 cases of coronavirus to date, with 654 people dying, eight of them in the last 24 hours.