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CES 2022: Officials of many companies including Samsung in the grip of Kovid-19

More than 30 executives of South Korean companies, who participated in the world’s largest tech show ‘CES 2022’ last week in Las Vegas, USA, are in the grip of Corona. Industry sources and a company have given this information to Reuters. Sources said that around 20 officials of Samsung Electronics and around 6 officials of SK Group have tested positive. He declined to be identified as he was not authorized to speak to the media. Apart from this, 6 employees of Hyundai Heavy Industries have also become Kovid positive.

Meanwhile, several executives of Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Mobis, who participated in ‘CES 2022’, have also been found positive after returning to South Korea. South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo has given this information citing a source.

A senior South Korean health ministry official, Son Young-rae, said at a briefing that many Korean businessmen participating in ‘CES 2022’ are vulnerable to COVID-19.

He said that we are contacting the people who took part in this event. He has requested the people attending the event to get the PCR test done at the earliest.

South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo has reported that most Samsung executives who came to Kovid positive have been deported from the US back to Korea on two chartered flights. The newspaper has reported that Samsung executives are being taken to quarantine facilities. Most of these have mild symptoms.

A spokesperson for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) at CES has yet to comment.

Nevada health officials have said that many of the new cases are linked to recent travel history. The victims participated in events and visited many places from where they may have been infected. He said that there is no evidence to link the increase in cases of Kovid-19 to CES. Samsung declined to confirm the details of the case. Said that he took many steps for the health of the people present at CES. SK Group too declined to confirm the matter, citing its policy of not disclosing personal information. Hyundai Motor Group also did not respond in the matter.

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