Japan confirms 1st case of Omicron Covid-19 variant

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Japan confirmed the first case in-fected with the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 in the country, the Japanese government said Tuesday.

The infected person is a man in his 30s arriving from Namibia, who tested positive for the COVID-19 at Narita airport near Tokyo upon his arrival on Sunday.

On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the government will in principle ban the entry of all foreign na-tionals as he pledged to act quickly on concerns over the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19. The measure has been implemented start-ing on Tuesday. —APP

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