Another Pinoy tests positive for coronavirus in Korea

Published April 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Jonathan Hicap

A 26-year-old Filipino male tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ulsan, South Korea, a local government announced.

Ulsan City in South Korea (Photo by Jonathan Hicap / MANILA BULLETIN)
Ulsan City in South Korea (Photo by Jonathan Hicap / MANILA BULLETIN)

According to Ulsan Metropolitan City, the Filipino worker arrived at Incheon International Airport at about 4:35AM on March 31, boarded a flight at Gimpo Airport, and arrived at Ulsan Airport at about 9AM.

He stayed in the Dong District in Ulsan and was one of those who visited the Hyundai Heavy Industries company, Korean media reported. He tested positive for coronavirus on April 1, becoming Ulsan City’s 40th confirmed COVID-19 case. He was taken to the Ulsan University Hospital for treatment.

The worker is the fourth recorded Filipino to test positive for the virus in South Korea. The first was a Filipino male who arrived in South Korea on March 16 after attending a board meeting of the Green Climate Fund in Geneva, Switzerland. He tested positive on March 20. His wife and daughter were found to be infected with COVID-19 through a second test on April 1. The two flew from Manila and arrived in South Korea on March 17. The family lives in Songdo in Yeonsu, Incheon.

Of the 40 positive cases in Ulsan, two Koreans, a 30-year-old male and a 30-year-old female, tested positive after visiting the Philippines last month.

As of April 4, there are 10,156 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Korea including 177 deaths and 6,325 discharged.