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S. Korea releases 3 coronavirus patients after full recovery Updated: 2020-02-13 07:01:39 KST

Three South Korean patients who had been quarantined for the coronavirus infection are going back to their normal lives.

"We verified that the third, eighth and seventeenth confirmed patients tested negative for the virus twice in a row after they recovered, so they have been freed from quarantine."

With these patients discharged, South Korea has seen seven patients fully recover and be let out of medical institutions.
According to the health authorities, the rest of the confirmed patients are in a stable condition.
And because there have been no more confirmed patients in the country since Tuesday, the total number of the coronavirus case is still at 28.

"I think the virus is like a severe flu in that we can fully recover if we get adequate medical treatment just like how our country is doing a good job taking countermeasures in the early stages."

Meanwhile, a third South Korean plane sent to pick people from Wuhan, China landed back at Gimpo International Airport Wednesday morning with 147 people on board from the city where the virus first broke out.
There were seventy-nine South Korean citizens and their family members sixty-seven Chinese nationals and one U.S. citizen.
Five of the passengers showed symptoms of the coronavirus upon their arrival.
Those five and their 2 children were sent to the National Medical Center in Seoul for additional medical checkups.
The rest of them, who did not show any symptoms, went to the Korea Defense Language Institute in the city of Icheon, Gyeonggi-do Province.
They're going to be isolated there for fourteen days.
Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News.
KOGL : Korea Open Government License
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