New type of pneumonia 3 new ones may be infected by bus driver January 31 22:00
A bus driver confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus and three women, including a female guide in Chiba, who accompanied the same tour, were found to be infected on the 31st. Of these, the guide woman did not travel abroad recently and did not seem to have contacted with people from Wuhan, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has examined that it may have been infected from a bus driver. You.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, out of the three newly confirmed cases, a female guide in their twenties living in Chiba prefecture who is a foreign national from 17th to 22nd of this month traveled from Dalian, Liaoning Province, China to China. I was on a tour with customers.
On this tour, a male driver in his 60s in Nara Prefecture, who was confirmed infected with the new coronavirus three days ago, was driving the bus.
The woman had a cough and runny nose from around 20th of this month, and had a history of contact with a male driver on 30th, so she was tested for viruses and confirmed on 31st.
At least two weeks before the onset of coughs, women did not appear to have traveled abroad and had no contact with people from Wuhan, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare reported that a male driver could have transmitted the virus. I'm looking into it.
This is the first case of a person infected with the virus who has not been known to have traveled to Wuhan or contacted a person from Wuhan.
In addition, two Japanese men in their 30s and 50s who returned from Wuhan on the second flight of the charter aircraft prepared by the government were confirmed to have the virus.
When they returned home, they did not have any symptoms such as fever, but they were tested for virus at a hospital in Shinjuku, Tokyo, just in case. Of the returnees of the charter aircraft, the fifth was confirmed infected and the fourth was asymptomatic.
In Japan, 17 new coronavirus infections were confirmed.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is calling for efforts to combat infectious diseases, such as hand washing and cough etiquette, as well as measures against colds and influenza, as the situation is not currently recognized in Japan.