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Aug 28, 2020

Ministers home quarantine after coming into contact with COVID-19 infected person

Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, and his deputy Balázs Orbán, went into quarantine on Wednesday.

 

Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, and his deputy Balázs Orbán, went into quarantine on Wednesday after attending a private event where one of the participants later tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to MTI, Gulyás tested negative for the virus on Wednesday. However, the minister will not attend Friday’s government meeting or the regular press conference afterwards unless his second test also comes back negative. Another four government politicians said on Thursday that they moved into home quarantine.

Justice Minister Judit Varga announced on Facebook that she will continue working from home after learning that she came into contact on Monday with a person confirmed to be infected with the COVID-19 virus. She said she had no symptoms and her first test taken on Thursday morning for the virus came back negative.

The other three politicians are Zoltán Kovács, State Secretary for International Communications, Csaba Dömötör, State Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, and Örs Farkas, Spokesman for the government information center (KTK).

They all met István Hollik, the head of communications for ruling Fidesz, at an event on the weekend. Hollik said earlier that he had tested positive for COVID-19 after feeling ill after attending a private event on Saturday.

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