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Japan’s PM tests positive for COVID-19

Japan PM Fumio Kishida tests positive for COVID-19. Japan currently averaging 200,000 cases per day.

Where: Japan

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On Sunday, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida tested positive for COVID-19 as the country averaged a world-high 200,000 cases in the past week, along with record numbers of related deaths.
The coronavirus situation continues to ease worldwide with a 14% weekly decline in cases and a 17% drop in deaths.
According to the Prime Minister’s office, Kishida (65) experienced mild symptoms, slight fever, and a cough on Saturday night, prompting him to take a PCR test on Sunday morning.
Kishida is resting at his official residence in Tokyo after canceling a planned trip to Tunisia where he was to attend a Tokyo International Conference on African Development.
On Sunday, Japan reported 226,171 cases, with 24,780 in Tokyo alone.

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