Japan's Princess Yoko Infected with Coronavirus


Tokyo, Feb. 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Princess Yoko of Mikasa has been hospitalized after becoming infected with the novel coronavirus, the Imperial Household Agency said Tuesday.

The 38-year-old princess, the second daughter of the late Prince Tomohito of Mikasa, is the first Imperial Family member to be infected with the virus.

The princess developed a sore throat on Monday and tested positive for the virus on Tuesday afternoon, the agency said. She does not have any other symptoms, it said.


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