Stars and Stripes stripes.com 07 Jan, 2021 12:15 am

Tokyo reports record-breaking 2,447 new coronavirus cases; 49 for US military in Japan and South Korea

Tokyo reports record-breaking 2,447 new coronavirus cases; 49 for US military in Japan and South Korea
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and the three surrounding prefectures.

Forces Korea reported 29 individuals had tested positive since Dec.Naval Air Facility Atsugi, 25 miles southwest of Tokyo, on Thursday reported one individual tested positive while in quarantine, base spokesman Sam Samuelson said.The Marine Corps late Wednesday reported four individuals had tested positive at its bases on Okinawa: three at Camp Hansen and one at Camp Foster, according to a Facebook post by Marine Corps Installations Pacific.The Marines also reported Wednesday that two second-grade classrooms at Bechtel Elementary School, a Defense Department school at Camp McTureous, were closed Thursday after someone associated with the school had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Forces Korea reported four individuals already in the country tested positive on Tuesday and Wednesday.Another 25 individuals tested positive after arriving in South Korea between Dec.

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