The South Korean Ministry of Health has said that 1 out of every 5 arrivals from China to South Korea is infected with the novel coronavirus.
This prompted the South Korean government to introduce a PCR test for arrivals from China on the first day of their arrival after 61 people who arrived via Incheon International Airport were confirmed to be infected with the virus yesterday, Monday.
Today, Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said that Incheon International Airport received 1,052 arrivals, including airline crew, of which 309 foreigners passed the BCR test upon arrival, and 61 people, or 19.7%, were found to be infected with the coronavirus. corona virus and they are being transferred infected with the virus to temporary facilities for their isolation for a period of 7 days and the remaining 743 people will be tested during the day, on Tuesday.
The ministry added that the number of infections could rise rapidly as South Korea receives a large number of arrivals through various airports and ports.
The government previously announced its plans to prepare facilities capable of accommodating up to 100 people in Incheon, Seoul and Gyeonggi, and indicated that if the infection rate continues to rise, the capacity of the facilities will not be sufficient.
Arrivals from China, including Korean citizens and foreigners staying in the country for more than 90 days, excluding foreign residents for less than 90 days, must undergo a PCR test within one day after entry.