The South Korean government has called for all possible measures to contain the spread of the new pneumonia virus.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised the country's infectious disease alert level by one notch from the lowest "blue" to "yellow" for watch.
The government has ordered a quick and thorough probe of the confirmed patient …and transparent disclosure of all relevant information to the public.
It will also increase quarantine inspections on planes arriving from Wuhan …and expand cooperation with China.
Experts have pointed to the possibility of additional cases in Korea with millions expected to travel during the Lunar New Year holiday.
The agency strongly advises people who visited China and show symptoms to get checked at nearby hospitals.