Restrictions are being lifted for Hungarians returning home from a growing number of European Union countries, a member of the operative board coordinating the response to the novel coronavirus epidemic told a regular press conference on Thursday.
Hungarians are not required to be in home quarantine if they return from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia, and Slovakia, Róbert Kiss said. Restrictions will be lifted on the Hungarian-Croatian border on Friday, he added.
The police have so far taken action in 437 violations of epidemic-related regulations, Kiss said. Of those procedures, 125 were launched for spreading fake news and 132 for fraud, he said.
Chief Medical Officer Cecilia Muller told the same press conference that lab tests are being conducted at the same scale as previously, with the number of positive samples decreasing.
She noted that, according to fresh data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH), April saw no increase in the number of deaths. In April, 45,015 people died in Hungary, down by 6.5 percent year on year, she said.