March 15, 2020 / 1:44 PM / 23 days ago

Hungary government confirms first death from coronavirus

BUDAPEST, March 15 (Reuters) - Hungary’s government communication centre on Sunday confirmed the central European nation’s first official victim of the new coronavirus, state news agency MTI reported.

A 75 year-old Hungarian national died shortly after being hospitalised with severe pneumonia and a suspected coronavirus infection.

Hungary has 32 confirmed coronavirus cases and 159 people in quarantine, according to government data. The government closed all schools and introduced restrictions on public gathering this week. (Reporting by Marton Dunai; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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