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The epidemic broke out in Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force. The first and second leaders were both diagnosed.

The epidemic broke out in Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force. The first and second leaders were both diagnosed.

Hiroshi Yamamura, Chief of Staff at Sea (Asahi Shimbun)

December 22 – Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force announced on the 22nd that Hiroshi Yamamura, the Chief of Naval Staff (equivalent to the commander of the Navy), and the deputy chief of staff (equivalent to the deputy commander of the navy) Nishi adult were diagnosed with COVID-19.

According to Japanese media, it is extremely rare for two senior executives of the Maritime Self-Defense Force to be diagnosed at the same time, and several members of the Self-Defense Force who work with them have also been diagnosed one after another.

According to a report by Japan’s Kyodo News Agency on the 22nd, Hiroshi Yamamura and Nishi are both asymptomatic infected and are working remotely in quarantine places.

The Maritime Self-Defense Force said that it had cooperated with the hospital to understand the situation of people who had close contact with the two people and prevented the further spread of the infection. At present, the Maritime Self-Defense Force is investigating the transmission route.

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