Stars and Stripes stripes.com 05 Jan, 2021 11:00 am

Tokyo records second highest daily COVID total; US bases count another 34 coronavirus cases

Tokyo records second highest daily COVID total; US bases count another 34 coronavirus cases
In South Korea, all foreign travelers arriving after noon Friday must provide proof of a negative PCR test for the coronavirus within 72 hours of their departure for the peninsula.

A limit on movement on and off the base set to expire midnight Tuesday was extended to midnight Thursday, according to a base press release Wednesday.Yokosuka Naval Base, south of Tokyo, on Tuesday reported its Chili’s restaurant would close until further notice for cleaning and sanitizing after an employee there contracted the coronavirus, according to a base Facebook post.Three tested positive while quarantined; four, including a base employee, developed COVID-19 symptoms; one tested positive after arriving at a Tokyo airport; and one was discovered by contact tracers, according to a base Facebook post.One was already in quarantine as a close contact, the other was not isolated, according to the base.

The fourth is an Army and Air Force Exchange employee who became ill, stopped working and self-isolated, according to the base.THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge.

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