Active cooperation in preventing the introduction of monkey pox when requested by the quarantine authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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With the first confirmed case of monkey pox in Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on the 23rd that “if requested by the quarantine authorities, we will cooperate to prevent the introduction of the disease into the country.”

At a regular briefing on the same day, spokesperson Choi Young-sam of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained how to respond to the first confirmed case of monkey pox in Korea.

He said, “Due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is most actively participating in the cooperative system between relevant domestic institutions.” “He said.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said in a briefing the previous day that one Korean who returned from Germany to Incheon International Airport on the 21st and showed suspicious symptoms was diagnosed with monkey pox.

The confirmed person stated that he had a history of contact with a suspected patient in Germany.

Spokesperson Choi replied, “We will take necessary measures after communicating with the relevant authorities” in response to a request to disclose the route of movement of confirmed Koreans in Germany.

/yunhap news

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