Human rights chief gets tested for coronavirus
SEOUL, The head of South Korea’s national human rights watchdog took a coronavirus test and self-quarantined Monday after showing suspected symptoms, officials said.
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea said Chairperson Choi Young-ae was found to have a fever during a regular temperature check earlier in the day.
The minister-level official immediately got a virus test and went into self-quarantine at home. The result is expected to come out Tuesday.
Some of her staff also self-quarantined, with the building’s 15th floor, where her office is located, sterilized. A plenary meeting scheduled for Monday afternoon will be held without her, the panel said.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that 266 new COVID-19 cases, 258 of them locally transmitted, were confirmed the previous day, raising the total caseload to 17,665.
Source: Yonhap News Agency