South Korean man with coronavirus is from Pyeongtaek, US military says, urging caution

Masked commuters travel through Seojeong-ri Station, north of Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES
Masked commuters travel through Seojeong-ri Station, north of Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES

South Korean man with coronavirus is from Pyeongtaek, US military says, urging caution

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military urged people to seek medical care when necessary and avoid nonessential travel to China after confirmation of a case of coronavirus in a South Korean man from the vicinity of two U.S. bases.

A man from Pyeongtaek, a city close to Camp Humphreys and Osan Air Base, is one of four South Koreans with the potentially deadly, flu-like disease, according to a U.S. Forces Korea announcement Monday.

President Moon Jae-in, meanwhile, ordered that all people entering South Korea from the Chinese city of Wuhan be checked amid growing fears about the spread of the virus.

U.S. Forces Korea, the main command for some 28,500 American service members stationed on the divided peninsula, issued a carefully worded public service announcement on social media in a bid to prevent panic.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.616424

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