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Ruling Party Lawmaker Tests Positive for COVID-19

Write: 2021-06-11 08:30:41Update: 2021-06-11 10:11:04

Ruling Party Lawmaker Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Ahn Gyu-back of the ruling Democratic Party(DP) tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, prompting concerns about a possible virus outbreak at the National Assembly. 

Ahn is the second sitting legislator to be diagnosed with COVID-19 after Rep. Lee Gae-ho of the same party, who tested positive in April. 

Ahn reportedly said that he came into contact with a local party official, who later tested positive for COVID-19, during an event on Sunday.

Ahn's infection sparked concerns about a possible spread of the virus among politicians and top defense officials.

Ahn attended a forum on Wednesday with former Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun, a presidential hopeful of the ruling party. He also took part in parliamentary sessions involving Defense Minister Seo Wook and other top military officials that day. 

The ruling party cancelled a meeting of party members set for Friday morning.

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