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Fidesz MP Kósa Tests Covid Positive, Treated in Hospital Prior to Upcoming Party Congress

Tamás Vaski 2021.11.09.

Fidesz MP Lajos Kósa has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being treated in hospital, but he says he should recover within a few days. The representative used the opportunity to call attention to the benefits of vaccination, similarly to the approach of the Prime Minister’s Office when Minister Gergely Gulyás tested positive last week. Right now it seems that given the two representatives’ recovery periods, they will be unable to attend Fidesz’s upcoming convention on Sunday.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Lajos Kósa announced that he has caught Covid, and that he is being treated at Kenézy Gyula Hospital and Clinic.

Kósa: “The virus hits hard!”

“I will be over it in a few days,” the Fidesz MP says, “According to the doctors, it would have been much uglier if I hadn’t been vaccinated.” Kósa says everyone should hurry to get inoculated, because “the virus hits hard!”

Last Sunday, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office Gergely Gulyás was also confirmed to have Covid, but his Office emphasized that the case was not severe thanks to his vaccination.

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Fidesz Congress This Sunday

Based on currently available information regarding their recovery, it appears that Kósa and Gulyás will be missing out on the governing party’s upcoming congress at Hungexpo.

Party Communications Director István Hollik told ATV that only vaccinated people will be allowed to attend the event. With more than one thousand people in attendance, the congress will hold a vote to elect a party leader, a vote which Viktor Orbán will undoubtedly win.

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Featured photo illustration by Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI