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South Korea says businesses who attended the CES Las Vegas tech event reported 70 confirmed coronavirus cases

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South Korea says businesses who attended the CES Las Vegas tech event reported 70 confirmed coronavirus cases

South Korean health officials said on Jan. 12 that about 70 South Koreans attended the CES tech expo in Las Vegas last week. Detected to be infected with COVID-19

While sources in the industry and in a company revealed that Among the coronavirus cases included executives and employees of leading South Korean giants. Of these, about 20 people come from Samsung. Electronics and six others are from SK Group, the parent company of energy company SK Innovation and major chip maker SK Hynix.

Hyundai Heavy Industries said six employees from the group who attended CES had tested positive for coronavirus after arriving in South Korea and all have been quarantined.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that As of Tuesday (Jan. 11), around 70 attendees of the CES technology event were all South Koreans. Tested for being infected with coronavirus Around 340 South Korean companies attended CES, officials have contacted the attendees and are conducting an epidemiological investigation. However, we ask that business people or those attending such events Get tested by PCR as soon as possible.

The Joseon Ilbo newspaper reported that Most of the Samsung employees who have tested positive for the coronavirus He returned to South Korea on two charter flights from Nevada on Tuesday night. Jan) in the past And there are also Samsung employees who will return from the event on Wednesday (Jan 12).

While on Tuesday South Korea has reported 381 new foreign cases, bringing the country’s total of 4,388 new cases in a day to 4,388, a South Korean health ministry official said. abroad Most of them are from the epidemic of Omicron.

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