Positive tests halt Korean Air flights from Seoul

The government on Monday suspended Korean Air passenger flights from Seoul until Sunday, April 10.

The move comes after three passengers on Korean Air flight KE607 tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Hong Kong on Saturday. A week-long suspension of an airline’s services on a particular route kicks in if three passengers on a single flight are found to be infected.

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) was also investigating a further 12 imported cases on Monday, in addition to 1,577 locally-acquired cases, as detected by nucleic acid tests. A further 1,549 cases showed up in self-test results.