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Nov 05, 2020

Foreign Minister tests positive for coronavirus during official engagements in Asia

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has tested positive for coronavirus during official engagements in Asia but is asymptomatic.

 

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has tested positive for coronavirus during official engagements in Asia but is asymptomatic.

According to a ministry spokesman, the minister tested positive after arriving in Bangkok. After visiting Cambodia, Minister Szijjártó went on to Thailand where, in accordance with local rules, he entered hospital in the capital.

Negotiations are under way to ensure his return to Budapest, where he will enter quarantine. Minister Szijjártó tested negative just before leaving for Asia.

On his Facebook page, the minister thanked the Thai authorities for taking care of him, the health minister for visiting him and all the messages and prayers.

Péter Szijjártó has tested positive for coronavirus during official engagements in Asia but is asymptomatic, according to a ministry spokesman. The minister tested positive after arriving in Bangkok, the foreign ministry’s press chief told MTI. After visiting Cambodia, Szijjártó went on to Thailand where, in accordance with local rules, he entered hospital in the capital. Negotiations are under way to ensure his return to Budapest, where he will enter quarantine. Szijjártó tested negative just before leaving for Asia.