A Korean flight attendant has been diagnosed with coronavirus after flying in and out of Los Angeles.
On the same day the first case of unknown origin has been reported in Northern California.
FoxLA reports a Korean Air flight attendant tested positive for coronavirus after working on flights in and out of Los Angeles, according to reports from South Korean media.
The flight attendant worked flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, on Feb. 19 and 20, the reports stated.
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The woman had also serviced a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Seoul on Feb. 15, South Korea’s Center for Disease Control said.
The Times of Israel reported that the flight attendant was in Israel before coming to L.A., where it’s believed she spent time walking around Koreatown before boarding on a return flight to Incheon, South Korea.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is aware of the Times of Israel article and is investigating, but has yet to confirm these reports.
Korean Air did not confirm the reports, but has closed its operations center at Incheon Airport in order to disinfect the area. The airline is also allowing customers to change flights free of charge as the World Health Organization’s declared “global emergency” continues to spread causing fear everywhere.