Japan confirms first case of Omicron COVID variant

DM | Published: 5:12 PM Nov 30 2021
World Japan confirms first case of Omicron COVID variant

Japan confirmed its first case of the Omicron variant of coronavirus today (30), a day after closing its borders to all foreigners in one of the world's toughest precautionary measures.

Health Minister Shigeyuki Goto told reporters that the infected was a male diplomat from Namibia in his thirties who arrived in Tokyo from Namibia on Sunday. 

The man had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, though the type of vaccine wasn't yet known. 

All other people on the man's flight will be treated as close contacts and tested every two days while in isolation, Goto said. 

(Reuters)

DM | Published: 5:12 PM Nov 30 2021

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