ANKARA

Hungary will impose a curfew as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the country’s prime minister said Friday.

“We are introducing curfew restrictions throughout Hungary between March 28 and April 11,” said Victor Orban in an interview with the public broadcaster Kossuth radio.

For two weeks, people will only be allowed to leave their homes or places of residence to go to work or to run essential errands, said Orban.

He said people over the age of 65 will be allowed to go to grocery shops and pharmacies between 9:00 a.m. (0800GMT) and 12 p.m.

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