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Hungarian Couple Returning from Dutch Cruise Ship Quarantined

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.02.18.

Two Hungarian citizens who have flown home after staying on a Dutch cruise ship that recently docked in Cambodia will be placed in quarantine as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said on Monday.

The two Hungarians stayed on board MS Westerdam between February 1 and 14. The ship docked in Cambodia last week after several other countries denied it port fearing coronavirus, the authority said in a statement.

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NNK said it’s possible the two Hungarians are in the latent phase of the disease. One passenger aboard the ship, a 83-year-old American national, in the meantime has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The Hungarian couple arrived in Budapest by plane on Saturday.

Featured photo illustration by MTI/EPA/Mak Remissa