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Japan’s second case of Omicron variant confirmed 

  • December 2, 2021
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All national dailies highlighted a Health Ministry announcement on Wednesday on the detection of the second case of the Omicron variant in Japan, saying that a person in his 20s who arrived at Narita Airport on Nov. 27 from Peru via Qatar tested positive upon arrival. Other Information on the traveler, including his nationality, was withheld, except that the person had received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and that he had been asymptomatic at the time, although he later showed symptoms, including fever. Although all the passengers on the same Japan-bound flight as the patient were designated as close contacts irrespective of where they were sitting, they all tested negative. 

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