ADVERTISEMENT

Head of PMʼs Office, deputy quarantined (Update)

Government

Photo: Gergely Botar/kormany.hu

Head of the Prime Ministerʼs Office Gergely Gulyás and his deputy Balázs Orbán have been quarantined since Wednesday after attending a private function on Saturday at which one of the participants later tested positive for COVID-19, the Prime Ministerʼs Office told state news wire MTI.

Gergely Gulyás (Photo: Gergely Botár/kormany.hu)

A coronavirus test Gulyás took on Wednesday was negative, but he will remain in quarantine until a second test on Friday.

He will participate at a cabinet meeting scheduled for Friday and a press briefing afterward only if the second test result is negative, too, the PMʼs Office said.

UPDATE: Fidesz communications director tests positive for COVID-19

István Hollik, the communications director for governing party Fidesz, said he had tested positive for the coronavirus, MTI reports.

Hollik wrote in a Facebook post that he felt unwell on Monday and Tuesday and had himself tested. After the test came back positive, Hollik said he canceled all programs on his schedule and immediately went into quarantine.

He added that he had participated at a private function on Saturday and had reported all of his contacts to the authorities, as required. 

"This affects several of my governing party politician colleagues, too," Hollik said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Rate-setters augur slower decline in CPI in 2022 Analysis

Rate-setters augur slower decline in CPI in 2022

Lawmakers approve residency permit for digital nomads Parliament

Lawmakers approve residency permit for digital nomads

The strongest move - Morgan Stanley Hungary head and Chess F... Podcasts

The strongest move - Morgan Stanley Hungary head and Chess F...

ITM, capital gov't agree on support for public transport City

ITM, capital gov't agree on support for public transport

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.