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Japanese citizen dies of pneumonia in Wuhan

  • February 9, 2020
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All national dailies reported over the weekend that according to MOFA, a Japanese national has died of pneumonia in Wuhan, saying that the man in his 60s had been treated at a local hospital since mid-January. Although the papers said his pneumonia may have been triggered by the new coronavirus, the Wuhan health authorities have reportedly explained to the Japanese side that it cannot be determined with 100% certainty whether his illness was related to the new virus. 


Meanwhile, all national dailies reported on Sunday that the bus driver in Nara Prefecture who had been hospitalized since mid-January after being infected with the new coronavirus has been discharged from the hospital. He is believed to be the first Japanese citizen infected with the virus. 


In a related development, the Health Ministry reportedly announced on Sunday that a Japanese citizen in his 20s who was evacuated from Wuhan on the fourth GOJ-charted plane has tested positive for the coronavirus. 

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