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Mar 10, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Three new cases emerge in Hungary

The three new virus cases, all of them Iranian students studying at Semmelweis University, were diagnosed at St. László hospital where they have been under observation for several days.

Three new cases of coronavirus have emerged in Hungary, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 12.

There are now 67 people in quarantine, while samples have been taken from 362 people suspected of carrying the virus.

The three new virus cases, all of them Iranian students studying at Semmelweis University, were diagnosed at St. László hospital where they have been under observation for several days.

In line with the protocol issued by the Chief Medical Officer, investigations into their prior whereabouts and personal contacts over the past two weeks will start immediately.

In total, eight Iranian, one British and three Hungarian citizens have been confirmed as carrying the new coronavirus.

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email under koronavirus@bm.gov.hu.