Hungarians who have returned home from Wuhan in China feel healthy but for the sake of safety they will remain quarantined for two weeks, the chief medical officer said on Monday.
No one in Hungary is carrying coronavirus, but the seven people quarantined will undergo several tests, Cecilia Müller told public news channel M1.
An “operative board” set up to coordinate the actions of state authorities that would be involved in preventing the spread of the virus and an epidemic that could follow, she said. Information exchange between these authorities has been ongoing and they have held regular meetings to discuss completed and future tasks, Muller added.
There is currently a flu epidemic in Hungary, with 15,000 new cases reported weekly,
the chief medical officer said. She highlighted the importance of following hygiene guidelines for the sake of prevention.
Orbán thanks Macron for help with returning Hungarians from Wuhan
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron thanking him for France’s help with the return of a group of Hungarians from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
“Let me thank you for the excellent cooperation which was indispensable for the completion of the complex operation under extraordinary circumstances, Orbán says.
Seven Hungarians evacuated from Wuhan were among passengers taken by a French aircraft to an airbase in southern France over the weekend.
They returned to Hungary on Sunday evening.
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