A TOP British diplomat has died after contracting coronavirus.
Steven Dick, 37, the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Hungary, died on Tuesday after testing positive for the killer bug.
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He became Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Hungary in December 2019.
Tributes have poured in for the senior diplomat from family and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
In a statement, his parents Steven and Carol Dick said: “Steven was a much-loved son, grandson and nephew. He was kind, funny and generous.
“It was always his dream to work for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and he was very happy representing our country overseas.
“We are devastated by his loss and ask for privacy at this tragic time.”
Mr Raab said: “I am desperately saddened by the news of Steven’s death and my heart goes out to his parents Steven and Carol.
“Steven was a dedicated diplomat and represented his country with great skill and passion. He will be missed by all those who knew him and worked with him.”
Ten people have died so far in Hungary after contracting coronavirus.
Shaun Walker, a journalist at The Guardian, said Mr Dick told him last week he had been diagnosed with Covid-19 but was “feeling fine”.
He tweeted: “He was a really nice bloke and a great diplomat.
“Last week he told me he had the virus but was feeling fine. Awful.”