Five evacuees who showed symptoms of the novel coronavirus upon arrival in Seoul from the Chinese city of Wuhan on Feb.12th have all tested negative for the illness, health authorities announced today(Feb.13th).
After being airlifted from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus yesterday morning, they were transferred to a hospital directly for virus checks. The five are among the 147 South Koreans, their Chinese spouses and family members who were evacuated from China. The evacuees are staying at a temporary shelter in Icheon, 80 kilometers southeast of Seoul, where they will need to stay for 14 days, the virus’ incubation period.
There are still an estimated 100 South Koreans in Wuhan, raising speculation that Seoul Metropolitan Government could send another flight to bring back them. (Yonhap)