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Coronavirus: Interior Minister Pintér Tests Negative

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.17.

Interior Minister Sándor Pintér’s first test for the new coronavirus has come back negative, chief medical officer Cecília Müller said on Monday.

More than forty of the minister’s contacts have also tested negative, she told a press conference after a meeting of the operative board coordinating the epidemic response.

Moroccan media reported on Saturday that Abdelkader Amara, the transport minister, had tested positive for the virus. The minister last week visited Hungary and met the interior minister, among others.

The Government Information Centre on Sunday said Pintér showed no symptoms of Covid-19 but would undergo the same examinations as everyone who had come into contact with patients.

In the featured photo illustration: Interior Minister Sándor Pintér. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI