Hungary to close borders to curb coronavirus infections

FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gestures during a news conference with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic at the presidential building in Belgrade, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Serbia, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Hungary will ban travel to the country as of 1 September in a bid to curb the rise in coronavirus infections.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s cabinet chief Gergely Gulyas said that Hungarians returning home from abroad will have to go into quarantine. They will only be allowed to leave quarantine with two negative coronavirus tests.

Exceptions to the ban include military convoys, humanitarian transit and business or diplomatic travel.

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