February 9th – The Variant novel coronavirus found in the United Kingdom has also continued to spread in major cities in Japan recently.
Recently, a Reuters Tokyo bureau reporter went out to party after returning to Japan from the United Kingdom without complying with the two-week quarantine.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare said that the foreign journalist has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, and he has also transmitted the Variant coronavirus to other party participants.
According to the Japanese media Wenchun Online on the 9th, Reuters reporter A works in Tokyo Branch.
He took a leave in mid-December 2020, spent some time in the UK before returning to Japan on 22 December.
He was tested for PCR at the airport and the result was negative.
The Japanese government requires two weeks of isolation at home after entering the country, but A came to a bar in Tokyo Port District on December 25 and had a party with nine friends.
After that, a man who attended the party and A’s fiancee who did not attend the party showed symptoms of COVID-19.
A was also tested after that, and the results of the three people were all positive. Both of them who had close contact with A tested for Variant COVID-19.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, “It can be inferred from the existing situation that it is the other two people infected by this man (A).
A admitted in an interview that he had been in a bar for about an hour on December 25, 2020.
“When I returned to Japan, I tested negative and thought it was safe. I did violate the two-week quarantine rule. I made this mistake.
In response, Reuters chief said that all employees will be required to strictly abide by all immigration control measures, including Japan, and comply with quarantine regulations everywhere.