Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced that current restrictions on movement will be extended “indefinitely."
"We will reconsider the restrictions on a weekly basis,” Orban said on Thursday, according to a government spokesperson.
The bill, which gives the populist leader powers to unilaterally enact sweeping measures, has been criticized by European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen and international human rights groups.
The Hungarian government led by Orban has pushed back against accusations of a power grab and said the bill seeks to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus.
There are 980 cases of coronavirus in Hungary and 66 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.