Hungary bans fireworks over New Year holidays

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Hungary's government has banned the use of fireworks around the New Year holidays under state-of-emergency powers granted by lawmakers to manage the second wave of the pandemic, state news wire MTI reports, citing a decree published in the latest issue of the official gazette Magyar Közlöny shows.

Under normal circumstances, the use of fireworks is allowed in Hungary between 6 p.m. on December 28 and 6 a.m. on January 1 of the following calendar year.

The Government Information Center noted that violators could be fined up to HUF 150,000.

A ban on gatherings is in place in Hungary to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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