Japan Airlines confirmed today that one of its flight attendants has been infected with the coronavirus.
The patient is identified as a woman in her 50s who first showed symptoms on February 24, said the airline in a statement.
She was on board flight JL009 from Chicago to Tokyo's Narita airport the next day, before seeking medical help in Tokyo.
The airlines said 12 other flight attendants, who were in close contact with her, have been instructed to stay home until March 11. No passengers on board JL009 or other previous flights have been identified as close contacts with the flight attendant.