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Apr 01, 2020

Coronavirus Update: World-class Hungarian swimmers infected with the coronavirus

Sixteen swimmers are thought to have been infected with the coronavirus, and there are many who have had a second test with inconclusive results, so a third is needed.

Olympic bronze medalist swimmer Boglárka Kapás testing positive for the coronavirus earlier this week is not the only athlete to have the disease. The Hungarian Swimming Federation (MÚSZ) has announced that many more swimmers have tested positive for COVID-19.

After Kapás, World Cup and European championship bronze medalist Dominik Kozma was the first to confirm that his second test for COVID-19 had come back positive. MÚSZ announced that by Tuesday evening eight more had tested positive among swimmers, trainers, and other staff members.

MÚSZ revealed that most of them had been to training camps abroad. They have all taken up isolation for 14 days after returning from training abroad.

The final number, somewhere in the region of 16 swimmers, are thought to have been infected with the coronavirus, and there are many who have had a second test with inconclusive results, so a third is needed.

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 koronavirus@bm.gov.hu