Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Wednesday that a 30-year-old woman who had spent time in South Africa was infected with a mutation coronavirus, the first such virus found in Japan.
The woman arrived at Tokyo’s Narita airport Monday without symptoms, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said.
A detailed investigation by the National Research Institute of Infection in Japan revealed on the 28th that she was infected with a mutation of novel Coronavirus from South Africa.
In airport tests, Japan also found six people from the UK infected with the mutation novel Coronavirus, which is spreading in the UK.
Japan has a total of 15 people infected with the mutated virus.