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SZIJJÁRTÓ: SOME 30-40 HUNGARIANS ON SHIP QUARANTINED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS IN MEXICO

 

Some 30-40 Hungarians are on a cruise ship quarantined due to suspected coronavirus cases in Mexico, the foreign minister said. The government is in direct contact with two of the families, Péter Szijjártó said. Flu symptoms have been reported by two persons on the boat but initial reports showed that they were not related to coronavirus, he added. The boat named Meraviglia carries some 6,000 people and doctors are currently carrying out tests to exclude COVID-19, Szijjártó said. Additionally, a total of 12 Hungarians are currently in quarantine in five countries and one of them has been tested positive for coronavirus, he said. Five of them are in Spain, three in Japan, two in China, one in Italy and another in Germany, he added.
Meanwhile, a couple was released from quarantine where they had been kept for two weeks under suspicion of a coronavirus infection, the South Pest Central Hospital, which operates the quarantines, told MTI. The couple were quarantined after a COVID-19 virus infection was confirmed on the Dutch cruise ship they had been travelling on, the hospital said. The hospital is currently holding 16 people in quarantine.