China News Service, January 9. According to Kyodo News, on the 9th, another 429 U.S. troops stationed in Okinawa, Japan were diagnosed with the new crown virus, a new high.

  According to reports, as of now, the total number of confirmed cases of U.S. troops stationed in Okinawa in Japan has reached 5,012.

  Recently, the epidemic situation in Japan has rebounded, especially in Okinawa Prefecture, where 70% of the US military bases are stationed in Japan, where the number of confirmed cases has hit a new high.

Okinawa Prefecture Governor Danny Tamaki believes that the surge in local cases is related to the spread of the Omicron strain at the US military base. He previously said that the garrison facility is "no doubt" one of the main reasons for the spread of the epidemic.

  In order to prevent the spread of the Omicron strain, Japan will ban most foreigners from entering the country from the end of November 2021.

However, the US military stationed in Japan follows another set of relatively loose entry testing and isolation measures, which has become a major loophole in Japan's epidemic prevention chain.