Hungarian FM Szijjártó has coronavirus, isolated in Bangkok hospital

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Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó has tested positive for coronavirus during a diplomatic mission to southeast Asia and is currently in isolation in a Bangkok hospital, ministry spokesman Máté Paczolay told national news agency MTI on Wednesday.

After his working visit to Cambodia, Szijjártó traveled to Thailand, where several bilateral talks would have taken place.

Paczolay said that in accordance with local rules, the foreign minister is currently in a hospital in Bangkok and, asymptomatic and negotiations on his repatriation have begun. He added that Szijjártó was also tested just before leaving for Asia, which was negative at the time. Upon his return, the minister will be quarantined so as not to infect his family or others.

Title image: Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó (L) and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Seen meet (R) in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2020. (source: Facebook) 

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