Korean Air flight attendant diagnosed with coronavirus may have serviced trips between Seoul and Los Angeles last week

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
By Paul Martin

South Korea’s Centre for Disease Control confirmed on Wednesday that a female flight attendant with Korean Air tested positive for the novel coronavirus
The flight attendant may have travelled on flights to and from Los Angeles International Airport last week on February 19 and 20
South Korean media also report that she may have spent time in Los Angeles before boarding her return flight
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed they are aware of the media reports and are awaiting confirmation from the U.S. Centre for Disease Control
Korean Air has yet to confirm if the flight attendant travelled to the US
She also travelled on a February 15 flight from Tel Aviv to Seoul
Thirty other infections have been linked to a church group on that flight so far

By FRANCES MULRANEY
DAILYMAIL.COM
26 February 2020

A Korean Air flight attendant diagnosed with the novel coronavirus may have spent time in Los Angeles last week.

South Korea’s Centre for Disease Control confirmed on Wednesday that a female flight attendant who serviced a February 15 flight from Tel Aviv to Seoul has tested positive for the virus.

South Korean media outlets are reporting that the flight attendant also worked on two flights KE017 and KE012 which traveled to and from Los Angeles International Airport on February 19 and 20.

Reports have not been confirmed by Korean Air.

According to ABC7, the woman may have spent some time in Los Angeles before working on the return flight.

Los Angeles County health officials confirmed that they are aware of the media reports and are awaiting confirmation from the U.S. Centres for Disease Control.

If it is confirmed that the Korean Air flight attendant traveled to Los Angeles last week, the Los Angeles County health department said it will trace where the woman traveled and make that information public.

On the Tel Aviv flight, the attendant interacted with a church group. Thirty other infections have been linked to the group so far.

Korean Air announced that it is closing its operations centre at Incheon Airport, the largest airport in South Korea located in the Seoul area, to disinfect the premises.

The company, which has been hit hard financially by the spread of the virus, has released the measures it is taking to protect its passengers and employees.

‘Korean Air flight attendants are recommended to wear masks and plastic gloves on all routes, and the airline is loading each flight with adequate equipment in preparation for any possible infection onboard: masks for passengers seated near suspicious patients and hazmat suits for flight attendants who may need to take care of onboard patients,’ the airline states.

‘Additionally, masks and hand sanitizers are prepared at airports and sales offices where employees provide face-to-face services. The airline will also provide sanitary items such as masks and hand sanitizers to domestic and global offices, including China, that are facing a huge mask shortage’.

The Rest…HERE

Comments are closed.

Join the revolution in 2018. Revolution Radio is 100% volunteer ran. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. God bless!

Follow us on Twitter