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Fourth case of Omicron variant confirmed in Japan

  • December 9, 2021
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All national dailies reported on a Health Ministry announcement on Wednesday that a man in his 50s tested positive for the Omicron strain of COVID-19 upon arrival at Narita Airport via Qatar on Saturday. He is the fourth person found to be infected with the emerging variant in Japan and is reportedly asymptomatic. All 103 passengers on the same Japan-bound flight as the infected traveler are undergoing daily health monitoring.

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