Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Monday in a speech to the Budapest Parliament that he had decided to close the borders for all foreign citizens. The measures come as an attempt to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
“We have to make new decisions because, until we get a vaccine, they are our only chance to reduce the spread of the virus,” Orban said.
The Hungarian prime minister announced that all Hungarian borders will be closed to passengers and added that only Hungarian citizens can enter the country.
Also, nightclubs and cinemas will be closed, and cafes and restaurants will be open until 3 pm only.
Viktor Orban asked everyone to postpone attending any meeting, except for family events, and asked people over 70 to not leave their homes.
To date, Hungary has registered 39 cases of infections with the new coronavirus, of which one person has died.