US marines in Japan test positive for virus


11th July, 2020 08:52:15 printer

US marines in Japan test positive for virus

A number of US marines based in Okinawa, Japan have tested positive for coronavirus.

"Several" personnel had caught the virus and had been moved into isolation, Marine Corps Installations Pacific announced in a post on Facebook. The number infected is unclear and Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki has spoken of a few dozen cases.

Contact tracing and cleaning teams have visited Camp Hansen, the US marines post said.

The Marine Forces have introduced new limits on off-base activities, it said in a statement to ABC News.

Service personnel on the base are not allowed to dine inside off-base restaurants, visit non-essential services or use public transport.

Japan has seen a surge of Covid-19 cases. Infections in Tokyo hve reached a record daily high of 243.