South Korea says flight attendant infected with virus worked Los Angeles route

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South Korea says flight attendant infected with virus worked Los Angeles route

South Korea, Coronavirus

2/27/2020

South Korea says flight attendant infected with virus worked Los Angeles route

SEOUL: A Korean Air flight attendant who worked on flights between Seoul and Los Angeles subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus, South ...

Share this content Bookmark SEOUL: A Korean Air flight attendant who worked on flights between Seoul and Los Angeles subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus, South Korea's disease control agency and sources said on Thursday (Feb 27). South Korea of COVID-19 on Thursday, the largest daily increase yet, as the US State Department issued a new travel warning for South Korea and a joint military drill was postponed. Advertisement Advertisement The new cases bring the total tally to 1,595, giving South Korea the biggest number of infected people outside China. Explore: Real-time interactive map of all the confirmed cases reported around the world The flight attendant worked on Korean Air's flight KE017 from Seoul's Incheon airport to Los Angeles on Feb 19, and on the return flight KE012 on Feb 20, Yonhap news agency and other media reported. A South Korean official familiar with the case verified those flight details. Advertisement Advertisement "She took a flight after showing symptoms, and we are investigating people who had contact with the employee on the flight," the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said in a statement on Thursday. The flight attendant, described as being in her 20s, later tested positive for the virus, and she is currently in hospital. The crewmember had been on a Korean Air KE958 flight from Israel to Incheon on Feb 15 to Feb 16, the KCDC said. The passengers on that flight included a South Korean religious group that 31 coronavirus cases have been traced to. "An investigation is under way about the places the patient visited and the people she had contact with," the KCDC said. Korean Air said crewmembers who were on the same flights with her have self-quarantined for 14 days, but referred other inquires to KCDC, as the authority in charge. "We will continue to work closely with the relevant authorities to ensure the safety of our passengers and employees," the airline said. US President Donald Trump assured Americans on Wednesday the risk from coronavirus Read more: CNA

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Coronavirus: No fans for South Korea's AFC Champions League games due to outbreakSEOUL (AFP) - Two AFC Champions League matches in South Korea next week will take place behind closed doors because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the clubs announced on Tuesday (Feb 25).. Read more at straitstimes.com.

US, South Korea postpone joint military exercises over virusThe US and South Korea n militaries on Thursday postponed forthcoming joint exercises due to the coronavirus outbreak in the Asian country as the number of cases surged by a quarter. The decision to delay the training was made after Seoul declared its highest 'severe' alert level over the virus

Joe Biden lands key endorsement three days before South Carolina presidential contestCHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (REUTERS) - Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden won the endorsement of an influential black congressman from South Carolina on Wednesday (Feb 26), three days before the state's primary where he is competing with national front-runner Bernie Sanders for the crucial African-American vote.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Singapore universities suspend student exchange programmes to South Korea after Covid-19 outbreakSINGAPORE – The National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU) have suspended all student exchange programmes to South Korea after an outbreak of Covid-19 cases there.

Singapore to bar visitors from Cheongdo and Daegu amid rise in coronavirus cases in South KoreaSINGAPORE - Singapore will bar visitors from Cheongdo county and Daegu city in South Korea , as the number of coronavirus cases in these areas continues to climb.. Read more at straitstimes.com.



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