Hungary’s consulate in Panama is arranging to fly Hungarian citizens out of the country, where they attended a music festival that the authorities have quarantined, a foreign ministry official said on Wednesday.
The Panama army enforced quarantine at the festival due to novel coronavirus, state secretary of the foreign ministry, Levente Magyar, said in a statement.
The eleven Hungarians are now at the Colombian embassy and the Panamanian consulate awaiting transport to Hungary.
“The case shows the importance of a wide network of Hungarian representations worldwide,” Magyar said. Hungary currently has 155 foreign representations, up from 85 in 2014, Magyar noted. The consulate in Panama opened a year ago.