February 07, 2020 08:29
A Chinese visitor who was the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Korea left a letter of gratitude before being released from an 18-day quarantine on Thursday.
The 36-year-old woman was diagnosed with the virus after arriving in Seoul from Wuhan, China on Jan. 19 to spend the Lunar New Year holiday here.
In the letter, addressed to the medical staff at Incheon Medical Center and written in English, she thanked the doctors and other members of the medical team for their "meticulous care."
She said she could not imagine what would have happened to her and her family if it weren't for the "advanced medical technology and professional attitude" of the staff members.
Quoting a famous Chinese saying, she wrote, "The healer has benevolence." She called the medical team her "heroes" and promised to live the rest of her life helping others.
She added that she hoped to invite the staff to her hometown after the coronavirus outbreak is contained.
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