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Iwakuni base worker confirmed to be infected with Omicron

By Hori Nanako


The Yamaguchi Prefectural Government announced on Dec. 24 that it has confirmed the first case of Omicron in the prefecture. A man in his 30s, who works at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Stastion Iwakuni (Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture), tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and has been complaining about having a sore throat. His symptoms are minor. Ten people who were identified as close contacts tested negative in PCR and other tests. The prefecture has dismissed the possibility of community transmission.


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