Now it’s Japan: the country detects a new variant of coronavirus | Digital Trends Spanish
A new variant of coronavirus has been detected in four people who arrived in Tokyo, Japan, from Brazil, as reported by the main health organ of the Japanese nation on Sunday, January 10, 2021.
All four passengers, who arrived at Haneda International Airport on January 2, tested positive after spending time in quarantine at the facility.
Takaji Wakita, director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, said the variant was different from those already spreading in Britain and South Africa, he reported. Kyodo News. At the moment, there is no evidence on whether this strain is more contagious.
“At this time, there is no evidence to show that the new variant found in people from Brazil is high in infectivity,” Wakita emphasized.
In accordance with DWOf the four passengers, a man was hospitalized after developing respiratory complications, while a woman complained of a sore throat and headaches.
The network added that Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared, on Thursday, January 7, a one-month state of emergency for Tokyo and the prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama.
The data of the John Hopkins University They say Japan has 288,818 active cases of the coronavirus and has recorded 3,850 deaths related to the disease.
The increase is related to the discovery of the most transmissible variant in the UK. The Japanese nation reported cases of this strain at the end of December, so it decided to close its borders to all non-residents.