Stars and Stripes stripes.com 12 Jan, 2021 13:15 am

Japan considers wider coronavirus emergency; US naval base cluster grows

Japan considers wider coronavirus emergency; US naval base cluster grows
Yokosuka Naval Base said 41 people had tested positive for the coronavirus since Friday. The naval base is monitoring 127 individuals with the virus.

Yokosuka Naval Base, 35 miles south of Tokyo, said 41 people had tested positive for the coronavirus since Friday, according to a Facebook post.Yokosuka said 11 of its new cases are people who fell ill with symptoms of COVID-19, the coronavirus respiratory disease; nine were discovered during contact tracing; 10 tested positive after recently arriving in Japan; 10 tested positive during medical screenings; and one is a base employee who also fell ill.21 were kept home Monday after someone at the school tested positive for the virus, according to a message to families and staff from Principal Stacey Hull-Walsh on Sunday.One person tested positive Tuesday who had close contact with another patient, he said.

Forces Japan, said 13 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 between Saturday and Tuesday, according to a Facebook post.Tuesday as the Japanese government prepared to expand a state of emergency to three more of its largest cities.

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