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Community transmission of Omicron variant confirmed in five prefectures 

  • December 26, 2021
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All national dailies reported over the weekend that community transmission of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, and Fukuoka, noting that as all 16 cases are unrelated, the variant appears to be spreading steadily. According to Monday papers, a woman and daughter in Aichi tested positive for the Omicron strain, with local authorities suspecting that they probably caught the virus in a community transmission.   

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