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Mar 05, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Two Iranian students with virus show no symptoms

Both students were in good health and had no fever, and two further people living with the students had also been placed in isolation at the hospital for observation.

János Szlávik, the head of the National Institute of Hematology and Infectology at South Pest Central Hospital, has provided an update on the two Iranian students who tested positive for coronavirus in Hungary.

According to MTI, Szlávik confirmed that both students were in good health and had no fever, and two other people living with the students had also been placed in isolation at the hospital for observation.

Szlávik said the authorities were investigating how the patients had contracted the virus and what places they had visited in Hungary. The patients will remain in isolation until they make a full recovery.

The medical expert said both students had recently visited Iran to celebrate the Iranian New Year with their families. One of them had specifically asked to be tested, while the other was tested after showing light symptoms.

Tibor Lakatos, head of the operative board, said the board would continue to keep the public updated about the virus on its Facebook page, adding that it was ready to answer any questions via its dedicated information hotline or e-mail.

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.