Korean Air flight attendant with coronavirus reportedly serviced 400-seat aircraft that flew between South Korea and US twice - here's the list of the known routes she flew
- The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the Korean Air flight infected with coronavirus serviced a flight to Israel with 31 reported cases of the virus.
- The South Korean passengers onboard the flight were returned to South Korea, with the flight attendant reportedly servicing additional flights after returning.
- South Korean media is reporting that the flight attendant worked flights between Seoul and Los Angeles, a popular route for the airline.
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The South Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the Korean Air flight attendant diagnosed with coronavirus was onboard a flight from Seoul to Tel Aviv where 31 cases of the virus were reported. The flight was operated on February 15 with around 200 passengers onboard, the Times of Israel reported.
Though Korean Air has not released the flight attendant's full routing since contracting the virus, it's believed that the employee worked additional flights to and from Seoul in the days following the flight to Israel, according to South Korean news outlets, including flights between South Korea and the US.
As reported cases of the virus began to rise in South Korea, multiple Asian nations began restricting entry on visitors from the country, Israel included. South Koreans traveling on the flight to Israel's second most populous city were denied entry to the country, returning home on the same aircraft, according to the New York Times.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel warning for South Korea on Monday, advising against non-essential travel.
Here's the list of flights that were serviced by the Korean Air flight attendant.