Sichuan Airlines pilot tests positive for coronavirus

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CHENGDU, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- A Sichuan Airlines pilot has tested positive for coronavirus and been diagnosed as a confirmed, imported COVID-19 case.

The 26-year-old pilot landed in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on an international cargo flight from Los Angeles on Nov. 29. He was then placed under quarantine in a designated location where he tested negative for coronavirus, the Sichuan provincial health commission said on Tuesday.

He captained a flight between Chengdu and Jinan, Shandong Province, on Dec. 9 and continued his quarantine until Dec. 12, when he drove a car to a wedding banquet attended by 300 people in the city of Jiangyou in Sichuan.

He sought medical attention at the West China Hospital of Sichuan University on Monday where he tested positive for coronavirus via nucleic acid testing and was then diagnosed as a confirmed case Monday night.

Local authorities are screening the pilot's contacts to locate any further infections. Enditem

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