Korean Air Flight Attendant on Los Angeles Flight Tested Positive for Coronavirus, Visited several restaurants in K-Town!

Sarah Lee , Feb. 27, 2020, 9:51 a.m.

Koreatown in Los Angeles is on high alert after a 25-year-old air hostess with Korean Air who had been sampling gourmet restaurants in the area tested positive for coronavirus. A post on an online forum for Korean Americans on Wednesday said the flight attendant has visited four or five famous restaurants in central Koreatown.

She is likely to have come in contact with hundreds of people since long lines often form at the restaurants in peak hours.

Locals fear that anti-Korean sentiment might grow if she infected others in the area and damage business there. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the flight attendant was on the same plane as 30 Catholics who had gone on a pilgrimage to Israel and tested positive for coronavirus later. Their plane left Tel Aviv on Feb. 15 and arrived in Korea in the small hours of the next day.

She was then assigned to a flight to Los Angeles and returned to Korea on Feb. 22. The next day she was tested at a health center in Songpa, Seoul.

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