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Japan to ask for 14-day quarantine at facilities to block Omicron infections

  • December 22, 2021
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All national dailies wrote that Prime Minister Kishida told reporters on Tuesday that the GOJ will ask anyone who has come in close contact with those infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus to quarantine for 14 days at designated facilities, not at home. The premier added that Japan will maintain for the time being the current entry ban over the New Year’s holiday period as scientists continue to assess the threat of the more contagious new variant.

 

The papers also wrote that three new cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant were reported in Japan on Tuesday, bringing total of such infections in the country to 85. According to the Health Ministry, one of the three cases was confirmed in Saitama Prefecture, and the two others, in Tokyo.

 

Meanwhile, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) confirmed 38 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The daily tally in the capital has remained below 50 for 66 days in a row, but the figure is up 14 from a week ago. The TMG reported no deaths from the coronavirus on Tuesday.

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