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Some 30-40 Hungarians on Tourist Boat Quarantined Due to Coronavirus in Mexico

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.02.28.

Some 30-40 Hungarians are on a tourist boat quarantined due to suspected coronavirus cases in Mexico, the foreign minister said at a press conference held on a different subject on Friday.

The government is in direct contact with two of the families, Péter Szijjártó said.

Flu symptoms have been reported by two persons on the boat but initial reports showed that they were not related to coronavirus, he added.

Two Released from Coronavirus Quarantine in Budapest

The boat named Meraviglia carries some 6,000 people and doctors are currently carrying out tests to exclude Covid-19, Szijjártó said.

Additionally, a total of 12 Hungarians are currently in quarantine in five countries and one of them has been tested positive for coronavirus, he said. Five of them are in Spain, three in Japan, two in China, one in Italy and another in Germany, he added.

Featured photo illustration by MTI/EPA/Franck Robichon