With Camp Casey infection, coronavirus spreads to nearly every major U.S. base in South Korea

Vehicles line up to enter Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 26, 2020. AMBER SMITH/U.S. ARMY
Vehicles line up to enter Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 26, 2020. AMBER SMITH/U.S. ARMY

With Camp Casey infection, coronavirus spreads to nearly every major U.S. base in South Korea

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — The wife of a civilian employee at Camp Casey tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday, U.S. Forces Korea said, the first infection on the Army post near the border with North Korea.

The confirmation raised to 21 the total number of cases affiliated with USFK as the virus spread to nearly every major American base on the divided peninsula.

The woman last visited Camp Casey on March 25 and has been in self-quarantine at her off-post residence since April 2, USFK said in a press release. “The USFK employee has joined his spouse in self-quarantine … due to his spouse testing positive,” it said without giving their nationalities.

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