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Hungarian minister infected with COVID in Bangkok

A high-ranking Hungarian official tested positive today for COVID-19 in Bangkok, according to Thai authorities.

On a brief visit to Thailand on Tuesday and Wednesday, Peter Szijjarto, foreign affairs and trade minister of Hungary, was confirmed by health minister Anutin Charnvirakul to have been infected with COVID-19. He canceled all events and is expected to return to his home country this afternoon by a private jet. 

Szijjarto’s visit was to strengthen economic ties between Thailand and Hungary during the pandemic. This morning, he was reportedly admitted to a hospital in Bangkok with flu symptoms and later tested positive.

The Hungarian politician originally was to visit Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-oha at the Government House and meet with Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai at the ministry. 

The authorities said that Szijjarto was tested at least…

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