22 more USFK-affiliated people infected with coronavirus
SEOUL, Twenty-two more people affiliated with U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), including 18 service members, have tested positive for the new coronavirus upon their arrival in South Korea this month, the U.S. military said Monday.
Eight service members and three dependents arrived at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, on U.S. government-chartered flights, while the other 10 service members and a civilian contractor arrived here on commercial flights via Incheon International Airport, west of the capital, according to the USFK.
Eighteen of them tested positive on their first mandatory COVID-19 test prior to entering quarantine, while the four others were confirmed to have contracted the virus on their second mandatory test.
All USFK-affiliated individuals arriving in South Korea are required to undergo a virus test and are quarantined for 14 days. Medical personnel administer a second test prior to their release.
The latest cases brought the total number of USFK-related coronavirus infections to 368.
Source: Yonhap News Agency