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Feb 18, 2020

Two Hungarians arriving from Cambodia quarantined as a precautionary measure

Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler said no cases of the coronavirus have so far been reported in Hungary.

Two Hungarian citizens who arrived in Hungary on Saturday after staying on a Dutch cruise ship docked in Cambodia will be placed in quarantine as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.

The National Public Health Center (NNK) said the two Hungarians stayed on board MS Westerdam between February 1 and 14. The ship docked in Cambodia last week after several other countries denied it port fearing coronavirus.

NNK said it’s possible the two Hungarians are in the latent phase of the disease. One passenger aboard the ship, a 83-year-old American national, has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler told parliament that the government has made timely preparations to meet the challenges associated with coronavirus.

Minister Kásler said no cases of the viral infection have so far been reported in Hungary.