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Boy being analyzed for Omicron variant

  • December 6, 2021
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NHK reported that Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno told the press today that genomic analysis is underway to determine whether a boy who is under the age of 10 and had been in Namibia is infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Matsuno reportedly said the boy tested positive for COVID-19 when he arrived at Narita Airport last week. The boy was identified as one of the close contacts of the Namibian diplomat who became Japan’s first case of the new variant.

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