[Updated] Five Gunpo City COVID-19 patients visited Jeju May 25~27

[Updated June 1] Here is a more detail itinerary of the group.

[Updated 5/31 12 p.m.]

  • Provincial officials have updated this morning’s report. Four more people in the Gunpo City group have tested positive for COVID-19 on the mainland this morning. It was also determined that one of those four individuals was exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms (fever) on May 27th.
  • The restaurant the party had lunch at around 11:30 a.m. on May 27th was identified as Sojae Hyangto (소재향토) in Jeju City.

More updates will be posted as they become available.


An individual from Gunpo City, Gyeonggi Province, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, May 30th traveled to Jeju Island from May 25th to May 27th with a large group of acquaintances, Jeju officials announced late Saturday night.

The patient showed symptoms upon returning to Gunpo on May 29th and was tested at 5:30 p.m. that day. A confirmed diagnosis was made on Saturday morning and the individual is now receiving inpatient treatment at Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center Suwon Hospital.

Health authorities in Gunpo City alerted Jeju officials at 7 p.m. on May 30th during their epidemiologic investigation of the patient’s whereabouts. 

According to reports, the individual came to Jeju Island with 24 acquaintances, renting three cars and staying at the Eins Hotel in Seogwipo.

In accordance with new regulations regarding publishing the itineraries of COVID-19 patients in the interests of public safety, as of 3 a.m. on May 31 Jeju health authorities released the preliminary results of their findings.

Jeju officials have said that according to their initial epidemiological investigation, 34 people were in contact with this individual, including five employees of the hotel the group stayed at and 29 passengers on the flight back to Gimpo (two being Jeju residents) on May 27th. 

According to CCTV, the individual was found to have worn a mask during most of their time in public on the island. The hotel, the local restaurant they ate at, and their rental cars were disinfected on May 30th. It was determined that the individual did not visit any shops at Jeju Airport from noon until their departure at 1:45 p.m. on May 27th.  

More details of this individual’s itinerary will be made public when available, based on the individual’s statement, on-site CCTV, and card usage.

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