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OPERATIVE BOARD: POLICE ACTION AGAINST CURFEW VIOLATIONS AT RECORD HIGH

 

Police had to take record action 1,905 times against violators of curfew restrictions this weekend, Tibor Lakatos, the head of the emergency centre of the operative board that coordinates the response to the epidemic, said. The virus is transmitting slower than originally expected but “we must not be irresponsible,” he told a press conference. In addition to the central government restrictions, regulations introduced by local mayors at the weekend must also be observed, he said. These serve to prevent group gatherings in public places and to limit the use of public transport. The epidemic is far from over but some restrictions may soon be eased in a cautious and gradual manner, he said, adding that the rate of virus transmission and the number of patients in a serious condition would be the main factors in determining any easing of restrictions.