Be careful! Another New type of Coronavirus found in Japan
Another type of Coronavirus found in Japan. The new variant has been identified in four travelers from Brazil’s Amazonas state, Japan’s health ministry said Sunday.
A ministry official said studies were underway into the efficacy of vaccines against the new variant.
“At the moment, there is no proof showing the new variant found in those from Brazil is high in infectiousness,” Takaji Wakita, head of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, told a health ministry briefing.
Brazil’s Health Ministry said that it has been notified by Japanese authorities that the new variant has 12 mutations, one of which is also present in the variants found in the U.K. and South Africa. “It implies a potential higher virus infectiousness,” it said.
Of the four travelers who arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on January 2, 2021, a man in his 40s had a problem breathing, a woman in her 30s had a headache and sore throat and a teenage male had a fever, while a teenage girl showed no symptoms, the health ministry said.
The four people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in airport quarantine, and the new mutant strain was detected through a detailed examination by the NIID, according to the ministry.
Variant of Coronavirus
Coronavirus in Japan
After seeing a steep rise in coronavirus cases, Japan declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures on Thursday. 280,775 Covid 19 total cases pass over in Japan. Japan became the 40th country to pass over 280,000 covid cases today. Past 24 hours 7,621 new cases and 64 new deaths in Japan [source].
COVID 19 Cases Overview In 11-01-2021
- Confirmed : 280,775
- Recovered : 220,536
- Deaths : 3,996
- Confirmed : 90,691,625
- Recovered : 64,813,561
- Deaths : 1,943,131