It was confirmed that Keisuke Suzuki, the chairman of the House of Representatives of the Liberal Democratic Party, was infected with the new coronavirus.

According to the House of Representatives, Mr. Suzuki had a slight fever on the evening of the 18th, so when he underwent a PCR test at a medical institution in Tokyo, a positive result was confirmed on the night of the 19th.

Suzuki's symptoms are mild and he is being treated at home.

The Legal Committee, chaired by Mr. Suzuki, does not plan to hold deliberations in the near future, but the Liberal Democratic Party will assume that the ruling party's chief director will act on its behalf if it becomes necessary for the ruling and opposition parties to discuss the matter. is.

Suzuki is the 19th person to be confirmed infected with a member of parliament.