Hungary’s schools will close starting Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a video announcement published.

From March 16 on, schools will continue education through digital channels, and no personal presence at the school will be required, Orban said. New methodologies will be introduced, proposals for which will be announced by the state secretary for education next week. School principals will still be required to go to work.

The Prime Minister also announced that government had set up ten action groups to combat the new coronavirus and that Israel had been included in the list of countries from where no foreigners are allowed to enter Hungary in an effort to combat the epidemic.