36 Russian migrant workers infected in South Korean city

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

More than 40 foreign migrant workers in the east coast city of Gangneung in South Korea have tested positive for the coronavirus disease on Tuesday after preemptive testing, municipal officials said, Yonhap reports.

The municipality of Gangneung, 240 kilometers east of Seoul, has so far done preemptive testing on 743 migrant workers and 43 of them were diagnosed with the new coronavirus, the officials said.

By nationality, Russians accounted for 36 of the confirmed patients, with the others from Central Asian nations, they noted.

The preemptive testing was administered after one foreign worker tested positive last Saturday and at least six people tied to the worker were found to be infected with the virus two days later.