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Hungarian foreign minister tests positive for Covid-19 while in Bangkok

Caitlin Ashworth

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijarto tested positive for Covid-19 while on a visit to Bangkok. He arrived in Thailand yesterday and was expected to fly back to Hungary today.

Reuters says he has no symptoms while Coconuts Bangkok reports the foreign minister was admitted to the hospital this morning with flu symptoms and later tested positive for Covid-19. The Hungarian FM was apparently tested for the virus 3 times before flying to Thailand.

The foreign minister cancelled his events following his positive test and is currently isolated pending more tests. Peter visit to Bangkok was intended to strengthen economic ties between Thailand and Hungary. He was scheduled to meet with PM Prayut Chan-o-cha as well as Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai, but the meetings were cancelled.

SOURCES: Reuters | Coconuts Bangkok

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    RORY N KEELAN

    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    He came to Bangkok from Cambodia I believe

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      Issan John

      Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 4:23 pm

      Yes, a one day visit to Cambodia after visiting Singapore and Vietnam.

      Oh dear …..

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    Yogibaer

    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Why they Not Bring him immediately to Quarantine Hotel after arriving at Airport….same Rules For everybody

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      Khun plastic

      Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Same reason as his nibs at the palace, diplomatic immunity,don’t do as I do etc.

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    Al

    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    1 – Can anyone tell me how reliable the tests are?
    2 – What percent of tests are valid?
    3 – When was this test originally made and what for? Just curious……. 😉

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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