Norovirus outbreak among security staff suspected at Olympic Games

February 12, 2018

The South Korean military has been deployed as Pyeongchang deals with a suspected norovirus outbreak ahead of the Olympic Games, according to an article on the Travel & Leisure website.

The virus has reportedly caused the quarantine of some 1,200 security staff. The South Korean military is currently taking over as staff is tested for norovirus.

“The military personnel … will be responsible for security checks of the 20 venues as they take up jobs such as security searches, previously done by civilian safety personnel, until the patients’ condition is normalized,” a statement from the South Korean Olympic committee said.

Officials are examining food and water sources to determine where the sickness originated.

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