Koreans Airlifted Home from COVID-Hit Iraq

  • Arirang News

    July 23, 2020 08:42

    As Iraq deals with thousands of new infections every day, the Korean government sent two military planes to Iraq on Thursday to bring back more Koreans home.

    The 297 Koreans will arrive at Incheon International Airport on Friday. One of them is the body of a Korean worker who died from the virus.

    Some 105 Koreans already arrived back home last week from Iraq, and over 40 of them tested positive for coronavirus.

    Before the Koreans board the aircraft, they are thoroughly tested and seated accordingly. On arrival, all of them will be tested again and be whisked off to a temporary quarantine facility.

    But hundreds of essential workers are still in Iraq and unable to return, so the government plans to provide them with remote healthcare services.

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