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U.S. military employee at Camp Zama tests positive for coronavirus

  • June 27, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun
  • JMH Translation
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Sagamihara City in Kanagawa Prefecture announced on June 26 that one employee at a U.S. military base in the city was found to be infected with the new coronavirus. This information was disclosed when Colonel Thomas R. Matelski, U.S. Army Garrison Japan commander at Camp Zama (Sagamihara and Zama cities), visited Sagamihara mayor Kentaro Kimura on June 26.


According to the city’s military base technical measure division, the employee underwent PCR testing upon arrival at Narita Airport on June 22 and was found to be positive on June 23 after arriving at Camp Zama. It is thought that there is no threat of the infection spreading. The person was asymptomatic, but has been placed under movement restrictions.

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