The Iranian patient is a student enrolled at Budapest’s Semmelweis University and the woman is the 74-year-old wife of the elderly Hungarian man who had tested positive over the weekend, the government website providing updates about the coronavirus outbreak said. Both new patients were identified by health authorities as they were tracing the contacts of earlier patients.
Semmelweis University issued a statement later on Monday, saying the Iranian patient concluded his studies at the university in February 2019 and has not attended courses since.
The Goethe Institute in Budapest announced that it would suspend its language courses until Wednesday, after they were informed by the authorities that one of their students is among the coronavirus cases. Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller told a press conference on Friday that students in the same language course with an Iranian student who had tested positive for coronavirus may have been affected.