Stars and Stripes stripes.com 06 Jan, 2021 10:45 am

Tokyo sets another new coronavirus one-day high and Yokosuka Naval Base orders curfew

Tokyo sets another new coronavirus one-day high and Yokosuka Naval Base orders curfew
The largest U.S. naval base in Japan ordered an overnight curfew and other measures to combat a growing cluster of coronavirus infections of unknown origin.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 1,591 people tested positive Wednesday, exceeding the previous high mark, 1,337, reached Dec.7th Fleet, have tested positive since Dec.Nine were recent arrivals to Japan and one tested positive during a medical screening.Two base employees also fell ill and tested positive, according to the naval base.

Naval Air Facility Atsugi, 25 miles northwest of Yokosuka, reported 17 individuals tested positive Wednesday for the virus.Kadena Air Base on Okinawa reported three new patients Wednesday, all of them tested positive while in the mandatory, two-week quarantine following travel outside Japan, according to a Facebook post.

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