Wuhan-Linked Pneumonia Confirmed in Japan for First Time

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Tokyo, Jan. 16 (Jiji Press)--The first case in Japan of mysterious viral pneumonia, which sickened many people in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has been confirmed, Japanese government sources said on Thursday.

A man in his 30s in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, has tested positive for the same strain of coronavirus that caused a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, according to the health ministry.

The man is believed to have been infected with the virus in the Chinese city, the sources said.

新型のコロナウイルスが原因とみられる肺炎などへの対策のため、機器で入国者の体温を測定する検疫所=16日午前、成田空港

新型肺炎の患者が国内で初めて確認されたことを受け、記者会見する厚生労働省結核感染症課の日下英司課長(右)=16日午前、東京・霞が関

入国者の体温測定を行う羽田空港の検疫所=16日午後、東京都大田区

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