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Japan’s Fukuoka finds Omicron case in possible community transmission, governor says – Metro US

Japan’s Fukuoka finds Omicron case in possible community transmission, governor says

Commuters wearing protective face masks are seen a day after
Commuters wearing protective face masks are seen a day after the government announced the lifting of the state of emergency by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in large parts of the country in Fukuoka, Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture has confirmed its first infection with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, its governor Seitaro Hattori said on Saturday.

The case was a result of possible community transmission as the infection route was unclear, Hattori told a news conference.

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Pravin Char)

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