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CES where COVID-19 was spread: 20 Samsung employees were diagnosed after attending the event

via:凤凰网科技     time:2022/1/12 17:19:54     readed:62

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About 70 South Koreans who attended the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week have been diagnosed with COVID-19, south Korean health authorities said Wednesday.

Those who have been diagnosed include executives and employees of some of South Korea's biggest companies, according to industry sources and one company. About 20 employees of Samsung Electronics and six employees of SK Group tested positive for COVID-19 after attending CES.SK Group is the parent company of chip maker SK Hynix and energy company SK Innovation.

South Korea's chosun ilbo newspaper said, citing unnamed industry insiders said most of the confirmed samsung executives have from Nevada on two chartered plane to fly back to South Korea, in Seoul time arriving late Tuesday, the rest of the samsung executives are expected to fly back to South Korea on Wednesday, they will be transferred to South Korea isolation facilities, most people have no symptoms or with mild symptoms.

"Many Korean businessmen attending CES... COVID-19 has now been confirmed, "Son Young-rae, a senior health ministry official, told a news conference." We are quickly contacting people who attended the event and conducting an epidemiological investigation, but we urge those who have attended CES and those in Korea to undergo PCR tests as soon as possible."

Samsung declined to confirm details of the infections, saying only that it had "taken a number of measures to protect the health and well-being of [CES] attendees," including requiring vaccinations, making masks mandatory, adhering to social distancing protocols and providing testing for all employees within a week. (Author/Xiao Yu)

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