All passengers arriving from China at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport will be tested for symptoms of the coronavirus from Friday evening, the airport operator Budapest Airport told MTI.
The passengers will have their temperatures taken, the statement said. Should the coronavirus suspicion arise, the patient will be referred to a hospital equipped to receive them, it said.
The first to be tested will be the passengers of an Air China flight from Beijing, via Minsk, scheduled to land at 6.50pm, the statement said.
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Cecília Müller, the national chief medical officer, said on Friday that no coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Hungary so far. Samples from the two suspicious cases tested negative, the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said later in the day.
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The death toll from the coronavirus reached 213 in China on Friday. The World Health Organisation on Thursday declared the virus a public health emergency of international concern.
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