Video: Hungarians Flown Out Of China

  • 3 Feb 2020 9:31 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Video: Hungarians Flown Out Of China
Seven Hungarians fleeing the coronavirus outbreak in China arrived in Budapest from France on a Hungarian armed forces plane after 8 p.m. Sunday night.

They were among a larger group of French and other European citizens who were taken out of Wuhan on a French aircraft earlier in the day.

Foreign Ministry state secretary Tamás Menczer said the seven Hungarians are free from any symptoms of the virus, as they underwent a medical examination before their departure from China and all are in good condition.

The seven were to be taken to a separate building earmarked for this purpose at South Pest Central Hospital (the former united Szent Imre and Szent László hospitals).

As the coronavirus incubation period is five to 14 days, the seven people are to be placed in quarantine for 14 days.

MTI Poto: Balogh Zoltán

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