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  • Coronavirus cluster linked to U.S. base in Japan grows to at least 180 - first suspected Omicron outbreak reported.

    Source: https://www.devdiscourse.com/article...o-at-least-180


    Coronavirus cluster linked to U.S. base in Japan grows to at least 180
    A Japanese worker at Camp Hansen on the southern island of Okinawa was found positive with the Omicron variant last Friday, Japanese officials said. The cluster linked to the base now had 180 cases, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a regular news conference, though it was not clear how many were of the highly contagious Omicron variant.
    Reuters | Tokyo | Updated: 20-12-2021 14:03 IST | Created: 20-12-2021 13:56 IST
    Coronavirus cluster linked to U.S. base in Japan grows to at least 180

    A cluster of coronavirus infections linked to a U.S. military base in Japan has grown to at least 180, Japan's government said on Monday, raising fears over the spread of the virus in the community. A Japanese worker at Camp Hansen on the southern island of Okinawa was found positive with the Omicron variant last Friday, Japanese officials said.

    The cluster linked to the base now had 180 cases, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a regular news conference, though it was not clear how many were of the highly contagious Omicron variant. "The Japanese government is urging again the U.S. side to ensure all workers at the U.S. military bases in Japan abide by the instructions and take strong measures if there are any violations," Matsuno said...
    Last edited by kiwibird; December 28, 2021, 10:23 AM.

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      https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...08b7d6158b57c5


      Japan reports first suspected Omicron cluster


      Japanese officials have detected a five-person cluster of Omicron cases in the city of Osaka, local media agency Kyodo reports.

      It follows days of anxiety over Omicron community transmission in Japan, which has imposed strict border restrictions in attempts to shut out the variant.


      The cluster relates to five people in a nursing home. Omicron has been detected beforehand but this is the first suspected cluster, Kyodo reports.
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      Japan detected 214 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours, the Japan Times reports, a 67% increase on the 128 on Tuesday two weeks ago. No Covid deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours.
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