A U.S. service member in South Korea has tested positive for COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, in a first for the U.S. military.
- According to a U.S. Forces Korea press release on Tuesday night, a 23-year-old male soldier stationed at Camp Carroll is under self-quarantine at his off-base residence.
- The soldier visited Camp Walker on Feb. 24 and Camp Carroll from Feb. 21-25, per the release.
- Health professionals “are actively conducting contact tracing to determine whether any others may have been exposed,” according to the release.
- U.S. Forces Korea previously announced a two-week self-quarantine on Feb. 2 for any and all service members who visited China between Jan. 19 and Feb. 2.