(LONDON GUARDIAN) A woman working as a tour bus guide in Japan has tested positive for coronavirus for a second time, in what authorities have said is the first such case.
The woman, who is in her 40s and a resident of Osaka in western Japan, tested positive on Wednesday after developing a sore throat and chest pains, the prefectural government said. She first tested positive on 29 January and was discharged from hospital after recovering on 1 February, before testing negative on 6 February.
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The development came as the prime minister, Shinzō Abe, said Japan’s entire school system, from elementary to high schools, would be asked to close from Monday until the spring break late in March to help contain the outbreak.