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First infection with Lambda variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Japan

  • August 7, 2021
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
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Saturday’s Yomiuri, Asahi, and Nikkei wrote that the Health Ministry had informed them that the first case of infection with the Lambda variant of COVID-19, which was first detected in Peru and is believed to be highly infectious, was confirmed in Japan on July 20. The virus was detected in a woman who arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from Peru during routine COVID-19 testing at the airport.

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