Japan discovers 1st case of new COVID strain| MENAFN.COM

Saturday, 22 January 2022 11:08 GMT

Japan discovers 1st case of new COVID strain

(MENAFN) On Tuesday, Japan detected the first case of omicron, the worryingly mutated Covid-19 strain, only a day after imposing the travel restriction on overseas travelers.

According to Kyodo News, “a Namibian man in his 30s has been found to be infected with the heavily mutated variant after he tested positive for the coronavirus at Narita Airport near Tokyo upon his arrival on Sunday.”

On Monday, Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan declared to force a restriction again on external visitors entering the nation because of worries regarding the new omicron strain.

Kishida had mentioned this individual who tested positive during last Sunday but results of the tests were awaiting then. “It [ban] is to avoid the worst-case scenario,” Kishida stated.


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