Japan Prime Minister Kishida Works Remotely due to Testing Positive for Covid-19

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who tested positive for the CCP virus (Covid-19), will not have a deputy prime minister during the recuperation period at his residence, according to a report on Aug. 22nd. He will perform his official duty virtually. According to the Prime Minister’s office, the recuperation period will last till Aug. 30th.

It is reported that Kishida’s wife and son are known to be his close contacts, but there have been no reports of being infected so far.

During the “seventh wave” of the CCP virus pandemic in Japan, a series of infections occurred in people surrounding the Prime Minister. Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu had a fever on Jul. 22nd and tested positive on Jul. 23rd. Prime Minister’s Secretary Hirotaka Unami was diagnosed with the infection on Jul. 27th. On Jul. 31st, the Prime Minister’s First Secretary Takashi Shimada tested positive. On Aug. 2nd, it was announced that the Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Secretary Takayoshi Yamamoto, who had accompanied Kishida in his visit to the United States, tested positive before returning to Japan.

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