Last updated on February 5, 2020
A South Korean woman has tested positive for coronavirus after seeing Thailand, South Korean officials said Tuesday, the first overseas tourist reported to have been infected following a trip to the southeast Asian nation.
The 42-year-old, recognized just as Spartan 16, flew back into South Korea on Jan. 19 after traveling in Thailand, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said in a statement.
Treated since growing chills along with other ailments from Jan. 25, the girl didn’t improve till Sunday, the KCDC included in a statement, also has been verified positive on Tuesday.
The statement didn’t rule out a trip to China by the individual, also KCDC Director Jeong Eun-Kyong declined to comment further.
“It is possible because the virus is currently spreading domestically in Thailand,” Tanarak explained.
Thailand has reported 19 cases of coronavirus, one of the maximum number of diseases outside China. It supported the first instance of human-to-human transmission of this virus within the nation on Friday when a cab driver tested positive.