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Hungarians Evacuated from Wuhan Arrive Back Home

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.02.03.

Seven Hungarians evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, have arrived back home, public television news channel m1 said on Sunday.

The Hungarians were first flown to France, where they arrived a little after 2.30 in the afternoon, without any symptoms, Tamás Menczer, a state secretary of the foreign ministry, told MTI by phone earlier in the day. The Hungarians were examined twice by doctors before departure, he added.

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The seven Hungarians had decided they wanted to return home from Wuhan.

Hungary’s chief medical officer, Cecília Müller, said the seven Hungarians would be quarantined in a Budapest hospital for 14 days, the virus’s maximum incubation period.

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French television channel BFFM reported that the Hungarians were among 250 passengers on a French aircraft which arrived at the Istres airbase, in the south of France. There were 65 French nationals on board and citizens from another 30 countries.

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