Another case of novel coronavirus confirmed in S. Korea, bringing total to 28

Another case of novel coronavirus confirmed in S. Korea, bringing total to 28

신종코로나 국내 28번째 환자 발생…3번 환자의 지인

We start with the latest on the coronavirus outbreak.
Just this morning, South Korea reported one additional confirmed case of the virus.
For the latest, we have our Kim Jae-hee on the line for us.
Jae-hee, what do we know about the latest case?
Devin, the Central Accident Prevention Division said on Tuesday,… South Korea’s 28th confirmed case is a 30 year-old Chinese woman.
The women was already under self-quarantine when she was tested positive for the virus,… and is now at the Myongji hospital.
She’s suspected to have contracted the virus from an acquaintance of hers,… a man in his 50s who was the third person in South Korea to test positive for the virus on January 26th after coming back from Wuhan.
So far, the number of people tested for the coronavirus in South Korea has topped 3-thousand-6 hundred.
Of the total, more than 2-thousand-7-hundred have turned out negative, and over 8-hundred-and-60 people are currently in quarantine waiting for the results of their tests.
Out of the 28 confirmed cases in Korea, four patients have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospital.
And I hear the South Korean government has announced new measures to tackle the virus. Tell us more about that.
Right, the Central Accident Prevention Division says that starting today,… medical institutions in the country will be able to check whether a patient has recently visited a country that has confirmed coronavirus cases.
Starting Tuesday, patients’ travel history to Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau will be accessible in hospitals and pharmacies.
Japan will be included in the list starting Thursday, and Taiwan and Malaysia will be added starting next Monday.
The government has also advised citizens to refrain from traveling to the following six countries: Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Taiwan.
This is aimed at preventing the virus from entering South Korea through countries other than China.
Also, starting Wednesday, the government will designate Hong Kong and Macao as ‘contaminated areas’ and will enforce strict quarantine screening on entrants from the two countries.
Meanwhile, South Korea’s third chartered flight to Wuhan will depart Incheon International Airport 8:45 PM on Tuesday, local time, to bring back some 170 South Korean nationals stuck in the city.
The flight is expected to arrive back in Gimpo Airport on Wednesday morning local time.
Unlike the previous flights, South Koreans in Wuhan will be joined by their Chinese family members this time.
Once home, the group will be quarantined for two weeks at the Joint Forces Military University in Icheon,… Gyeonggi-do Province… a 90 minute drive from Seoul.
That’s all I have at the moment, I’ll be back with more updates in our later newscast. Back to you.

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