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Feb 05, 2020

Quarantined patients are in "good health"

The police and the National Ambulance Service (OMSZ) are checking travelers entering Hungary for coronavirus at six major border crossings across the country.

Seven Hungarians under observation in a Budapest hospital after being suspected of carrying the coronavirus are in good health.

The patients returned home from China on Sunday, while on Monday a Chinese woman arrived in Budapest with a fever. In addition, a student was quarantined on Saturday on arrival at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport.

János Szlávik, head of the National Institute of Hematology and Infectology at South Pest Central Hospital, said a lab test carried out on Saturday ruled out the possibility that the people concerned were infected by the coronavirus.

A spokesman from the national police force said the police and the National Ambulance Service (OMSZ) are checking travelers entering Hungary for coronavirus at six major border crossings across the country. Their temperature is being taken and those with a fever will be isolated.