Japan's PM Kishida tests positive for COVID-19, isolates and cancels travel plans
| Updated: Monday, August 22, 2022, 10:17 [IST]
Tokyo, Aug 22: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and cancelled his planned travels while he isolates and recuperates. Kishida developed a slight fever and cough late on Saturday and a PCR test for the coronavirus was positive, said Noriyuki Shikata, the cabinet secretary for public affairs at the prime minister's office.
“Prime Minister Kishida is isolated inside his residence,” he told The Associated Press on Sunday. The 65-year-old prime minister was on summer vacation last week and was scheduled to return to work on Monday. It's not clear where or how he was infected.Fumio Kishida, Japan's prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party
Kishida won't go in person to a conference on African development later this month in Tunisia but will participate online. He also postponed his trip to the Middle East.
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