Austria's president Alexander Van der Bellen has apologized after breaching the country's imposed coronavirus curfew.
According to the AFP news agency which cited Austria's Kurier newspaper, Van der Bellen remained at a restaurant on Saturday night after the 11 pm curfew time put in place by the Austrian government, reports CNN.
"I went out for the first time since the lockdown with two friends and my wife," Van der Bellen said Sunday on Twitter, in reference to the Kurier report.
"We then lost track of time while chatting. I'm sincerely sorry. It was a mistake."
Restaurants in Austria were allowed to reopen from May 15 but have to observe a number of social distancing restrictions and the 11 pm closing time reports CNN.
The restaurant Van der Bellen visited could be fined for the curfew breach.
The Austrian president said he would "take responsibility" if the owner incurred any losses from a fine reports CNN.