Fox News is reporting that a US solider has been infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19):
A U.S. soldier stationed in South Korea has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-quarantine at his residence off base, the military said Tuesday.
The 23-year-old is based at Camp Carroll near the city of Daegu, where most of the country’s coronavirus cases have been clustered, and he visited Camp Walker earlier this week. He is the first U.S. service member to become infected.
Health professionals are trying to determine whether or not others have been exposed to COVID-19, U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said in a statement.
“USFK is implementing all appropriate control measures to help control the spread of COVID-19 and remains at risk level ‘high’ for USFK peninsula-wide as a prudent measure to protect the force,” the command said.