Nikkei and Yomiuri wrote that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Wednesday that two staff members at the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.C. tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. One has shown no symptoms and the other has shown minor symptoms such as fever. Both have reportedly been self-quarantining at their homes since March 17. According to Yomiuri, an official at the Japanese Embassy in the Republic of North Macedonia, who visited Athens on March 8-17 for an Olympic torch event, has also tested positive for the virus. Asahi wrote that both embassies plan to continue providing regular services, including the protection of Japanese nationals.