Pvt. Hector Mercado, 23, of the 25th Transportation Battalion, checks temperatures before allowing people to enter Camp Walker in the coronavirus-hit city of Daegu, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES
Pvt. Hector Mercado, 23, of the 25th Transportation Battalion, checks temperatures before allowing people to enter Camp Walker in the coronavirus-hit city of Daegu, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES

US base in coronavirus-hit city publishes whereabouts of military widow who tested positive

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. military officials published the on-base sites visited by a woman who tested positive for the new coronavirus, and said Tuesday that more than 50 people in her apartment complex had been quarantined.

The locations were published to enable other residents to check if they had any reason to be worried.

The details about the first confirmed case linked to U.S. Forces Korea emerged as the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged travelers to avoid nonessential travel to South Korea by issuing its highest warning at level 3.

That put the U.S. allied nation on a similar footing as China, where COVID-19 first appeared in December, then killed more than 2,600 people on the mainland and spread to dozens of countries. However, the State Department did not ban travel to the divided peninsula as it has done for China.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.620208

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