BUDAPEST - Hungarian Minister of Justice Judit Varga said late Tuesday that she tested positive for COVID-19.
"I hereby inform the public that my coronavirus tested today was positive," she said on her Facebook page.
"I currently have mild respiratory symptoms. As of today, my family and I are at home quarantine and working from home, not attending a government meeting," she added.
Varga is the first minister-level member of the Hungarian government to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Hungary's coronavirus cases have risen sharply since late August. The country's total COVID-19 cases topped 10,000 on Sept 10, 20,000 on Sept 23, 30,000 on Oct 4 and 40,000 on Oct 14.