37 year old Steven Dick, Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in Budapest, has been confirmed as the 10th victim of COVID-19 in Hungary.
Iain Lindsay OBE, Her Majesty's Ambassador to Hungary, told XpatLoop: "It's an awful tragedy. So young, and he had made a brilliant start here. Such a lovely guy. We are all distraught and in shock."
Many expats have asked if Steven had any pre-existing medical conditions - Hungarian news portal Origo.hu reported that he had but the BBC reported that It is not known. The British Embassy politely informs the community that they don’t divulge people’s medical details - which is totally understandable, so no need for anyone to ask them about this point again.
Steven told XpatLoop.com during an interview last December that he had a trip to Mexico booked. He recently returned to Budapest from that holiday, and soon after wrote he had got coronavirus and was in isolation.
Early last week he was said to be feeling fine, however his health seriously deteriorated this week apparently as he was recently taken to a Budapest hospital for treatment we're informed.