• Third Group Of Wuhan Evacuees Begin 14-Day Quarantine In Icheon

Evacuees from Wuhan arrive at Gimpo International Airport
Evacuees from Wuhan arrive at Gimpo International Airport

The latest group of South Korean evacuees from China's coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan arrived in Seoul early this morning.

More than 140 Korean nationals and their Chinese family members will remain in isolation over the next 14 days and monitored for any possible signs of infection.

Our Christine Min has more.


A total of 147 South Koreans and members of their family arrived at Seoul's Gimpo International Airport at 6:23 a.m.

About 60 of the passengers are Chinese nationals who boarded the plane with their South Korean family members with approval from Chinese authorities.

After landing, at least five of the passengers who were on the flight showed symptoms of the new coronavirus and were immediately taken to the National Medical Center for additional medical checks and treatment.

The other evacuees were bused to the Joint Forces Military University in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, where they will be quarantined for 14 days.

With this latest mission, South Korea has evacuated 848 people from Wuhan.

There are still an estimated 100 South Koreans in and around the Chinese city, and Seoul may consider sending another charter flight.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases of the virus in South Korea remains at 28, including four fully recovered patients.

Health authorities said two more patients are expected to be discharged later today.

Christine Min, eFM News. ■

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