Korean Air Flight Attendant Who Worked on Flights Out of LAX Diagnosed with Coronavirus

By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

 LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Korean Air flight attendant who worked on flights out of Los Angeles International Airport was diagnosed today in South Korea with coronavirus.

 The flight attendant worked flights between LAX and Seoul, South Korea, on Feb. 19 and 20, according to several South Korean media outlets.

 The woman had also serviced a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Seoul on Feb. 15, South Korea's Center for Disease Control said.

#KoreanAir is taking proactive measures in every sector to ensure the safety of passengers, as the number of the new #coronavirus cases quickly rises in China. Korean Air has also suspended its flights between Incheon and #Wuhan from January 24 to March 27✈ pic.twitter.com/VsNSu8H8jr

— Korean Air (@KoreanAir_KE) January 30, 2020

This @flyLAXairport traveler says she never used to wear a mask when flying... until the #CoronavirusOutbreak. A @KoreanAir flight attendant working LAX-Seoul, SK- Feb .15-20 has tested positive for #coronavirus infection. pic.twitter.com/3mleNGclLi

— Craig Fiegener (@CraigNews3LV) February 26, 2020

A church group was on the flight and at least 30 members of the group were diagnosed with coronavirus, South Korean authorities said.

The diagnosis was first reported in South Korea.

Los Angeles County health officials are aware of the South Korean media reports about the flight attendant, ABC7 reported.

Korean Air did not confirm the reports, but has closed its operations center at Incheon Airport in order to disinfect the area.

About 1,150 cases of coronavirus have been reported in South Korea, including a 23-year-old U.S. service member stationed in the country.

 The soldier "is currently in self quarantine at his off-base residence... Korean and U.S. military health professionals are actively conducting contact tracing to determine whether any others may have been exposed," according to a U.S. Forces Korea statement.