SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) is being criticized for failing to reveal information about the number of COVID-19 infections among U.S. troops.
The USFK website showed that the number of COVID-19 infections among U.S. troops grew to 682 people between Dec. 28 and Jan. 3, setting a new record after surpassing 467 cases in the previous week.
The total number of infections among U.S. troops in South Korea had reached 3,027 cases as of Jan. 3.
USFK posts weekly reports on the number of infections online, but without any information on the patient’s affiliation, or whether or not it was a breakthrough infection, sparking criticisms that these measures fall short of being appropriate since infections can spread to local communities.
In response, USFK has been giving a rather ambiguous reply, saying that it is taking measures to maintain Fight Tonight readiness posture.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)