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USFK reports another virus case, total at 16

All News 11:11 April 03, 2020

SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) reported another coronavirus case Friday, bringing the total number of USFK-related infections to 16.

The new COVID-19 case came from Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, some 70 kilometers south of Seoul, USFK tweeted. Other details were not immediately available.

"Contact tracing and thorough cleaning are occurring now," it noted.

The latest case marked the third straight day the virus was reported in the city, with the two previous ones having been confirmed from Camp Humphreys.

USFK has put the Pyeongtaek garrison under a partial lockdown, shutting down several facilities and restricting all movement except for mission essentials and basic needs.

Across the peninsula, the military remains at a level of "high" risk, and USFK Commander Gen. Robert Abrams declared a Public Health Emergency to issue related guidance and enforce compliance.

This EPA photo taken Sept. 20, 2019, shows U.S. A-10 Thunderbolts of the 51st fighter wing demonstrating at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. (Yonhap)

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