City of Yokosuka sees first positive coronavirus case; Navy base unaffected, official says

Pedestrians don masks to guard against illnesses such as the coronavirus in Tokyo, Thursday, March 12, 2020. AKIFUMI ISHIKAWA/STARS AND STRIPES
Pedestrians don masks to guard against illnesses such as the coronavirus in Tokyo, Thursday, March 12, 2020. AKIFUMI ISHIKAWA/STARS AND STRIPES

City of Yokosuka sees first positive coronavirus case; Navy base unaffected, official says

by Caitlin Doornbos
Stars and Stripes

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The city of Yokosuka has reported its first case of coronavirus, city officials said in a statement Sunday.

The patient, a female nurse in her 70s, had gone to Egypt on a Nile River cruise Feb. 24-26, according to the statement. The woman is not associated with Yokosuka Naval Base, base spokesman Randall Baucom told Stars and Stripes on Monday.

The woman returned to Japan March 1 and symptoms began March 3 with abdominal pain and diarrhea, progressing to a cough and malaise March 8, according to a translation of the city statement. The woman tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

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