Another Japanese police officer confirmed infected
NHK -- Apr 06
Another police officer in central Tokyo has tested positive for the coronavirus, leading dozens of her colleagues to be put on leave.

The Metropolitan Police Department says the test result for the 23-year-old officer at the Akasaka Police Station in Minato Ward came back on Saturday.

The department says the officer had been diagnosed with a cold when she visited a hospital on Tuesday, complaining of a sore throat and fever. It says the officer had since stayed at home until she took the test at another medical institution.

The department says none of her colleagues have complained of symptoms possibly caused by the virus. But it furloughed more than 60 of them starting Saturday.

The department had the police station disinfected and plans to dispatch upward of 100 officers to maintain its functions.

A police officer at a driver's license center in Tokyo tested positive for the virus on Thursday. He is the first officer in the capital's police department to be confirmed infected.

News source: NHK
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