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Hungarian foreign minister tests positive on arrival in Bangkok

Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto during a visit to Vietnam on Oct 16 this year. (Photo: Reuters)

Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Bangkok on Tuesday and was to return home by private plane on Wednesday.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnveerakul said on Wednesday that Mr Szijjarto was being treated in isolation at ฺBamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute.

Two aircraft had been sent by the Hungarian government to take him and his accompanying delegation back to Budapest. They would depart later on Wednesday.   

Mr Szijjarto arrived in Bangkok on Tuesday for a two-day visit as a guest of the Foreign Ministry. The delegation arrived at 6.30pm. All were tested for the coronavirus at 9pm.

The tests, conducted at…

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