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Biegun undergoing coronavirus testing upon arrival in S. Korea

All News 19:35 July 07, 2020

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun and his delegation were undergoing coronavirus tests upon arriving in South Korea on Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy in Seoul said.

"Out of an abundance of caution and in consultation with Republic of Korea health authorities, Deputy Secretary of State and Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, members of his delegation, and the military air crew are currently undergoing testing for COVID-19 at Osan Air Base," an embassy spokesperson said.

"Upon confirmation that all individuals have received negative test results, the delegation will proceed to Seoul," the official said.

Biegun's delegation landed at the U.S. Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, around 3 p.m., on a three-day trip for talks about North Korea's denuclearization.


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