WORLD Hungarian justice minister tests positive for COVID-19


Hungarian justice minister tests positive for COVID-19


17:25, October 21, 2020

Hungary's Justice Minister Judit Varga arrives for a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg, Oct 13, 2020. (Photo: Agencies)

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.

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