By CBS Baltimore Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan is set to receive the highest civilian honor of her native South Korea next week, the governor’s office said Thursday.

In a news release, officials said Hogan will be presented the Order of Civil Merit of the Republic of Korea during a ceremony at the South Korean embassy in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

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Hogan will get the award in part due to her diplomacy work with the Asian country, including leading two trade missions and helping to acquire 500,000 COVID-19 tests for Maryland from South Korea.

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The $9 million worth of tests arrived in Maryland in late April; as of Thursday, the governor’s office said more than 370,000 of the tests have been used.

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In the news release, Gov. Larry Hogan called his wife “a strong voice for the Korean American community.”

CBS Baltimore Staff