More Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Japan

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Tokyo, March 2 (Jiji Press)--More new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Japan on Monday, including those in people who have links to a live music event held in the western city of Osaka on Feb. 15.

A woman in her 30s in the western city of Kochi, who was confirmed to be infected with the virus after attending the event, may have developed symptoms earlier, Kochi prefectural and other sources said.

The woman complained of a sore throat on Feb. 13 and attended the event two days later, according to the sources. Infections have already been reported among people who attended the event.

Her infection was confirmed on Friday, and a friend who had contact with the woman on Feb. 14 was confirmed infected on Monday. This means that the woman may have contracted the virus before attending the event, according to the sources.

The Ehime prefectural government said that a woman in her 40s in the town of Ainan who attended the music event with the Kochi woman has been confirmed infected. The Ainan woman is a local Iyo Bank <8385> branch.

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