Japan PM Fumio Kishida Tests Positive for Covid-19

Kishida developed a cough and slight fever on Saturday night and hence took a PCR test on Sunday morning which came out to be positive.
Japan PM Fumio Kishida | file image
Japan PM Fumio Kishida | file image

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.

Kishida developed a cough and slight fever on Saturday night and hence took a PCR test on Sunday morning which came out to be positive.

According to a statement by the cabinet office, he is currently resting at the prime minister’s official residence.

Reportedly, the Japanese prime minister just returned from a week-long vacation and was due to restart work on Monday.

Kishida is able to continue his duties but will cancel a planned trip to Tunisia next weekend, the Nikkei business daily reported, citing an unidentified person.

Covid-19 cases have been rising in the country with 24,780 cases reported in Tokyo alone on Sunday.

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