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Japan’s first case of COVID-19 Lambda variant connected to Tokyo Olympics

  • August 14, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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Saturday’s Yomiuri reported on the finding that the woman in her 30s who tested positive for the Lambda variant of the novel coronavirus upon arrival at Haneda Airport from Peru on July 20 was carrying a Tokyo Olympics accreditation card. This was the first time for the Lambda strain, which is classified by the WHO as a “variant of interest,” to be detected in Japan.

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