First Coronavirus Death In Hungary

  • 16 Mar 2020 7:13 AM
  • Hungary Matters
First Coronavirus Death In Hungary
A Hungarian patient, a 75-year-old man taken to the South Pest Central Hospital with Covid-19 symptoms and pneumonia, is the first person to have died from the new virus in Hungary.

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Hungary grew to 32 on Sunday, the koronavirus.gov.hu website said.

The authorities have started investigating whom the new patients may have been in contact with. Of the 32 people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Hungary so far, nine are Iranian, 22 Hungarian and one is British.

One patient has fully recovered, the website said. The number of people in quarantine is currently 79 while the health authority has done tests on 1,236 samples, it added.

Zoltán Kovács on Sunday expressed his and the Hungarian government’s condolences over the first coronavirus-related death. The government is providing all resources for the response to the epidemic, and all equipment necessary is available, the state secretary for international communication and relations said.

Hungary’s schools are closed from Monday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a video message on Facebook on Friday evening. Schools will continue education through digital channels from March 16, and no personal presence at the school will be required, Orbán said.

Photo courtesy of Northfoto.com

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