All national dailies wrote that the GOJ announced on Monday that it has confirmed the third case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Japan. A Japanese man in his 30s who had visited Italy was found to be infected with the variant after entering Japan through Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Wednesday. This is the first case of a Japanese national infected with the variant. The man is fully vaccinated after receiving two doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in July and August. All the other 41 passengers on his flight are being treated as close contacts, and one of them has tested positive for the coronavirus but not the Omicron variant.