One of Korean Air's cabin crew tests positive for coronavirus

South Korean officials wearing protective gear disembark a chartered plane after its arrival in Seoul from Wuhan, China, on Feb 1, 2020.
South Korean officials wearing protective gear disembark a chartered plane after its arrival in Seoul from Wuhan, China, on Feb 1, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (REUTERS) - One of the cabin crew of Korean Air has tested positive for coronavirus, the airline said on Tuesday (Feb 25), prompting it to shut its office near Incheon International Airport, where the crew briefing room is located.

The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) notified the carrier of the employee confirmed to have been infected, an airline spokesman told Reuters.

Details of routes and flights flown by the employee were not immediately available.