Hungary extends lockdown measures until March 1

Hungary extends lockdown measures until March 1
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  • calendar-gray 28 January 2021

Hungary's government is extending a partial lockdown in force since early November until March 1 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday, APA reports citing Reuters.

Current lockdown measures, including a night-time curfew and the closure of shops and restaurants, had been due to expire on Feb. 1.

Gergely Gulyas also told a briefing that the government would ask parliament to extend emergency government powers by 90 days.

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